Single-engine plane flips upon landing in Wesley Chapel; pilot refuses treatment

The mishap happened Friday afternoon at the Tampa North Flight Center. No one else was on board.
A small plane flipped and came to rest upside down Friday afternoon at the Tampa North Flight Center in Wesley Chapel. First responders said the pilot refused treatment. [Pasco County Fire Rescue]
A small plane flipped and came to rest upside down Friday afternoon at the Tampa North Flight Center in Wesley Chapel. First responders said the pilot refused treatment. [Pasco County Fire Rescue]
Published June 14

WESLEY CHAPEL — A single-engine airplane flipped upon landing at a flight center in Wesley Chapel on Friday afternoon but the pilot refused treatment, Pasco County Fire Rescue said.

Authorities responded at 2:50 p.m. to the Tampa North Flight Center, 4241 Birdsong Blvd., after the blue-and-white 1969 Cessna 172K flipped and came to rest upside down, Fire Rescue said. The pilot was the only person on board and refused transport.

The flight center is adjacent to the Pasco County rest area on Interstate 75, just west of the highway.

The identity number on the plane the plane posted on shows it is registered to a Lutz man, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Contact Paige Fry at pfry@tampabay.com. Follow @paigexfry.

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