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Pilot suffers minor injuries after plane goes down in Zephyrhills

A pilot suffered minor injuries when a small plane went down in a Zephyrhills field late Saturday morning, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

The pilot, who was alone, had just taken off when he noticed a "mechanical error" and brought the aircraft down at 3944 Gall Boulevard and Old Crystal Springs Road about 11:30 a.m., spokeswoman Melanie Snow said. She did not believe the plan was badly damaged.

Deputies described the pilot's injuries as "very minor." His name has not been released.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the incident.

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