SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A Scottsdale city councilman and another person were
injured Monday after the small plane they were in slid off the runway at the
Airport spokeswoman Sarah Ferrara says Bob Littlefield, a longtime city
councilman and a flight instructor, had minor injuries and was in good condition
at a local hospital.
The other person on the single-engine plane also had minor injuries.
Ferrara says the plane slid off the runway during a touch-and-go maneuver
around 9:30 a.m.
News footage showed significant damage to the plane, including a crushed nose,
bent and broken wings and no visible landing gear.
Meanwhile the pilot of a corporate jet carrying 40 people reported hearing a
noise shortly after taking off from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on Monday
The plane soon after landed safely.