Very Sad. At 1:06pm N64030 requests a "Maintenance Box Pattern" and is cleared for departure. The track shows them doing a several patterns over the airport at about 2100'. Later at 1:39pm N64030 comes on the radio and she says "N64030 I think we'll make a right turn at the shoreline this time and go up the coast a bit".
N4677V went straight up the coast after departing SMO, and appears to be an instructional flight.
(This is the KSMO audio only, both aircraft departed out of the Delta following this to the mountains north)http://ktla.com/2013/04/29/plane-cra...#axzz2RtwWbqbl
My condolences to the families involved, RIP