Video shows moments before small plane crashes into Santa Monica beach

Dramatic video captures the moments a small plane makes a dangerous landing in Santa Monica.

In the video, shared by TNLA, the small aircraft is seen flying not too far from visitors at the Santa Monica Pier. The small plane then crashed onto Santa Monica State Beach.

SkyFOX was at the beach minutes after the crash, with the small plane already flipped upside down.

The passenger, later identified as Santa Monica former mayor Rex Minter, was killed at the scene. The pilot was hospitalized in unknown condition. 

It is unknown what prompted the pilot to make the emergency landing.