The pilot of the small plane that crashed in Wesley Chapel has been identified as 59-year-old H. Cameron MacManus, Jr. MacManus is a family practice physician in Tennessee. MacManus is also the brother of Dr. Susan MacManus, News Channel 8's political analyst and University of South Florida Professor.
The Pasco Sheriff's Office assisted fire rescue in locating the debris from a small aircraft which went down near SR 52 and Ehren Cutoff. One victim has been found at the scene and next of kin has not yet been notified. The victims family member notified the FAA after not hearing from the pilot after he took off from Tampa North airport around 8 a.m. Sunday morning. The scene is still active at this time and the investigation is being handled by the FAA and NTSB.
Earlier today Eagle 8 Pilot spotted the remains of the small plane crash shortly before 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. Chapin said part of the wreckage was still on fire when he noticed the debris. Chapin dropped one firefighter off near the scene and went back to the main road to assist other first responders navigate to the area.
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