The crash at 1233 East Rose Ave. Was reported at 6:06 p.m., according to Erik Scott of the LAFD. The golf course is adjacent to Santa Monica Airport. The plane might have been a Cessna, he stated.
KCAL9 news reported that the victim was a student pilot who had been practicing "tough-and-go" take-offs and landings when the plane's engine seemed to sputter on one of the take-offs and it crashed into the course.
A golfer told the station that the course is directly under the westward take-off flight path of Santa Monica Airport and that he was surprised crashes like this didn't happen more often. Penmar park, where children often play, is next to the course.