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MINOR INJURIES IN CRASH OF SMALL PLANE IN FIELD

Dade City

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 7 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 two passengers with minor injuries, officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash.

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