2 injured in Hernando County plane crash

Hernando County

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office responded to a plane crash Tuesday morning in the the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area, off Three Bridges Road.

The sheriff’s office said the plane’s pilot called about the crash at 10:56 a.m. Both the pilot and his passenger survived the wreck with minor injuries.

The pilot told authorities they left from the Hidden Lake Airport in Pasco to go Marianna when his aircraft had engine power problems.

The pilot then emergency landed in a clearing at the wildlife management area. The plane did leak fuel, but the leak remained small and was contained by fire crews.

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