RIMROCK, Ariz. — Two men from Lakeside have been injured after the small
plane they were in crashed at the Rimrock airport.
Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials said witnesses reported that the
single-engine aircraft was making a takeoff maneuver when it went down in
terrain below the level of the runway about 7:50 a.m. Wednesday.
Authorities said weather conditions were poor at the time with rain and low
Pilot Ronald Manette, 61, and 48-year-old
passenger Grady Hillis were found conscious inside the Mooney M20F plane
and transported by ambulance to Flagstaff Medical Center.
They were being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
It wasn’t immediately clear where the plane was headed.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board
will investigate the cause of the crash.