Executive, son believed killed in Calif. jet crash

Workers prepare to use cranes to extract a twin-engine Cessna Citation 525A aircraft from inside a collapsed hangar which it slammed into, bursting into flames, after it touched down last night, in Santa Monica, California, September 30, 2013. At least three people, including a wealthy California construction executive, were believed killed in the fiery crash-landing of the small jet at Santa Monica airport after a flight from Idaho's Sun Valley resort area, officials said on Monday. (REUTERS/David McNew)
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A construction company official says it's believed the firm's CEO and his son were killed in the fiery crash of a jet that slammed into a hangar after landing at a Southern California airport.

Morley Construction Vice President Charles Muttillo said Monday that CEO Mark Benjamin and his son, Luke Benjamin, were aboard the twin-engine Cessna Citation that crashed Sunday evening.

A fire department official called the crash "unsurvivable."

The fire destroyed the hangar.

News helicopter footage showed all but the tail of the plane trapped under a collapsed section of the small building.

Luke Benjamin was a senior project manager at Santa Monica-based Morley Construction.