'Homemade aircraft' crashes in Pasco County

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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.