2 injured when small plane crashes at Fairbanks airport

Associated PressJuly 31, 2012 

FAIRBANKS -- Two people were injured when a small plane crashed into a grassy area just after takeoff from Fairbanks International Airport.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says the Beechcraft Bonanza was registered to Let's Fly Alaska, a Fairbanks-based business that guides private pilots visiting Alaska.

Airport spokeswoman Angie Spear says the plane crashed just south of the end of the runway about 10:15 a.m. Friday.

Spear says both victims were taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.

The crash was the second within a week in the Fairbanks area. Two Australian visitors died last week in a crash north of Fairbanks while flying a plane from a California flying club.

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