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Plane runs off runway at Sedona airport

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The plane ran off the runway and dropped 200 feet. (Source: CBS 5 News) The plane ran off the runway and dropped 200 feet. (Source: CBS 5 News)

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.

The plane dropped about 200 feet into a tree-covered slope off the runway's south end about 2 p.m. Tuesday, said Sedona Fire District spokesman Gary Johnson.

Johnson said the pilot and two passengers were extricated and survived the crash. Their names weren't immediately released.

One person was airlifted to a Flagstaff hospital and another was taken by ground ambulance. Both were reported to be in serious condition. A third person was treated at the crash scene.

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

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

Crews from the Sedona Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service are on the scene, Johnson said.

No other information is currently available.

Stay with and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.

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Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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