Small plane crashes during takeoff from Falcon Field

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by Catherine Holland

Video report by Bruce Haffner

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 9:25 AM

MESA, Ariz. -- Two people are dead after a small plane crashed at the end of a runway while taking off from Mesa's Falcon Field Tuesday morning.

The little plane reportedly was taking off to the east when it crashed. It's not clear if there was a mechanical failure or some other issue. Bruce Haffner, reporting from the Fort McDowell Casino News Chopper, said he did not see any skid marks.

The plane went down at the end of Runway 4. The pilot and single passenger were killed.

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