Twin-engine plane crashes after takeoff at Sedona

Twin-engine plane crashes after takeoff at Sedona

CREATED Jul 26, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Avey


SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say three bodies have been pulled from the wreckage of a twin-engine plane that crashed upon takeoff from a northern Arizona airport.

Sedona Police spokesman Ron Wheeler says the bodies were removed from the charred wreckage Thursday afternoon.

He says the Yavapai County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the victims' identities.

TV footage of the crash site showed little remaining of the small plane, which had just refueled.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the plane went off the south end of the runway down a tree-covered slope about 9 a.m. The Beech 60 then burst into flames and authorities say there were no survivors.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

The plane is registered to a man from Albuquerque, N.M.

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