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Plane slides off runway in Scottsdale, injuring 2

Plane slides off runway in Scottsdale, injuring 2

CREATED Jul 9, 2012

Web Producer: Laura Kittell

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - 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 landed safely soon after.

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