'Homemade aircraft' crashes in Pasco County

- A pilot suffered minor injuries when his homebuilt plane crashed into a Pasco County tree Monday.

Firefighters said the crash happened this afternoon along the 36700 block of Paddock Lane in Zephyrhills. 

The silver plane suffered a loss of power during landing and ended up hitting a tree, according to Pasco Fire Rescue.

The pilot, whom officials did not immediately name, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • 'Homemade aircraft' crashes in Pasco County
  • Charges dropped against former TPD officer Adam York
  • Trendy business incubator sets to launch in Lakeland
  • Motorized scooter craze on its way to Tampa
  • Conviction reviews return lives of wrongfully convicted in Hillsborough Co.
  • Most Bay Area counties make fast work of recounts
  • Made in Tampa Bay: Skilled workforce crafts Bertram Yachts for worldwide elite
  • Study: Domestic violence costs Pinellas Co. $132 million yearly
  • Arrest made in Indian Rocks Beach wrong-way crash
  • Teen bicyclist's life likely saved by helmet during crash