3 OK after plane flips at PHX airport

PHOENIX - Three people on a small plane escaped serious injury when it went off a runway and flipped over at a Phoenix airport Thursday morning.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the Cessna 172 was taking off when the incident happened at Deer Valley Airport around 9:30 a.m.

Gregor said there was significant damage to the single-engine plane that flipped and landed upside down.

Video showed firefighters checking out three people next to the plane seen a few feet from a runway. A fire official said none of them needed medical attention.

There was no immediate word on what caused the plane to go off the runway and flip.

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