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Pilot suffers minor injuries after plane crash in Zephyrhills

An experimental, single-engine plane lost power and made a crash landing Monday in the Zephyrhills area, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The pilot, who was not identified, suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital. [PCSO]
An experimental, single-engine plane lost power and made a crash landing Monday in the Zephyrhills area, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The pilot, who was not identified, suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital. [PCSO]
Published Oct. 15, 2018

ZEPHYRHILLS — A pilot suffered minor injuries when their plane made a crash-landing in a field on Monday afternoon, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The incident was reported at about 3:19 p.m. The pilot of a single-engine experimental plane lost power and attempted to land, deputies said.

The pilot tried to land in a field, but in doing so struck a fence and a tree. A photo released by the Sheriff's Office showed the crushed fuselage of the plane against a large tree, what's left of the nose pointing down, the destroyed tail sticking up in the air and the left win nearly ripped off.

The pilot sustained "moderate injuries" and was taken to local hospital, the agency said. No other details were released about the incident, including the identity of the pilot or went wrong with the aircraft.