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2 men injured after small plane crashes in Arizona

2 men injured after small plane crashes in Arizona

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Aug 13, 2014

RIMROCK, Ariz. (AP) - Two men from Lakeside have been injured after the small plane they were in crashed at the Rimrock airport.
   
Yavapai County Sheriff's officials say witnesses reported that the single-engine aircraft was making a takeoff maneuver when it went down in terrain below the level of the runway about 7:50 a.m. Wednesday.
   
Authorities say weather conditions were poor at the time with rain and low clouds.
   
Sheriff's officials say 61-year-old pilot Ronald Manette and 48-year-old passenger Grady Hillis both were found conscious inside the Mooney M20F plane and transported by ambulance to Flagstaff Medical Center.
   
They say both men were being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
   
It wasn't immediately clear where the plane was headed.
   
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

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Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.