Mark Benjamin and his son Luke were on board the Cessna Citation that crashed and burned Sunday evening at Santa Monica Airport, according to Morley Builders, the longtime Southern California construction company. "While we do not have specific facts, we believe that our President and CEO, Mark Benjamin, and his son, Luke Benjamin, a Senior Project Engineer with us were on board," a company' VP, Charles Muttillo, said in a statement this morning. "We are unable to issue a further statement at this time." Mark Benjamin was a pilot but it's unknown if he was flying the jet yesterday.
The Cessna had flown into Santa Monica from Hailey, Idaho, in the Sun Valley area. Benjamin had a home in the area.