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.

Print this article Back to Top