FD: Small plane crashes at Sedona Airport, no reports of fatalities

SEDONA, AZ - Two people were seriously injured after a small plane went off a ledge at the end of a runway at the Sedona Airport in northern Arizona.

Gary Johnson, spokesman for the Sedona Fire Department, said the plane crashed towards the end of the runway, however it wasn't clear if the aircraft was taking off or landing.

Johnson said the plane dropped about 200 feet into a tree-covered slope off the runway's south end about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials said that three people were aboard the aircraft -- a pilot and two passengers -- and that all survived the crash.

One person was airlifted to a Flagstaff hospital, another was taken by ground ambulance and a third person still was being extricated from the aircraft.

Johnson said the plane went off the south end of the runway and over a drop-off area Tuesday afternoon.

Federal Aviation Administration officials say the single-engine Mooney M20J was arriving from Henderson, Nev.

Sedona Airport has one runway that has a weight limit of 30,000 pounds, according to its website.

The airport is located just southeast of the town of Sedona.

Laura Brown with the FAA said they, and the National Safety Board will not be investigating the crash as "everyone is furloughed."

 

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