Plane slides off runway in Scottsdale, injuring 2 - East Valley Tribune: Public Safety

Plane slides off runway in Scottsdale, injuring 2

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Posted: Monday, July 9, 2012 12:22 pm

A small plane slid off the runway at the Scottsdale Airport on Monday, injuring two people on board.

Airport spokeswoman Sarah Ferrara says the single-engine plane slid off the runway during a touch-and-go maneuver around 9:30 a.m.

She says that the two people on board had minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital.

The runway was shut down for just under three hours after the incident.

News footage showed significant damage to the plane, including a crushed nose, bent and broken wings and no visible landing gear.

Meanwhile the pilot of a corporate jet carrying 40 people reported hearing a noise shortly after taking off from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on Monday morning.

The plane soon after landed safely.

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