Small plane crash near Dade City causes minor injuries

A small airplane carrying three people crashed in a cow pasture Saturday near Dade City, but the passengers walked away without serious injuries, authorities said.

The control tower at Tampa International Airport received a call from the plane's pilot about 6 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. He said he was having engine trouble.

Another pilot later spotted the plane lying upside down in the pasture near 12944 Johnson St., about seven miles north of Zephyrhills, officials said.

The airport notified the Pasco County Sheriff's Office at 6:11 p.m.

Deputies and rescue personnel arrived and found the pilot and three passengers with minor injuries, officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash.

Small plane crash near Dade City causes minor injuries 04/27/13 [Last modified: Saturday, April 27, 2013 7:17pm]

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