Second fatal plane crash in Land O' Lakes in six days
The plane went down at approximately 3 a.m. according to a release from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
LAND O' LAKES (FOX 13) -
An unidentified man was killed early Saturday morning when a plane crashed in a field in Land O' Lakes.
The deceased was piloting a 2004 Cessna 172S went it clipped some trees before going down just after 3 a.m. near the intersection of Bexley Rd. and Lake Irene Dr.
It was the second fatal plane crash in Land O' Lakes this week. Last Sunday a 53-year-old Odessa pilot died after his aircraft struck some power lines near Pilot Country Estates.
William George Athey was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to a Pasco County Sheriff's office deputies responded to a downed plane call and discovered debris spread out approximately one-half mile.
The aircraft is registered to a man out of California. The identity of the pilot has not been released.
"The pilot got confirmation to land at Tampa Executive airport here in Pasco," said PCSO Public Information Officer Kevin Doll. "Shortly thereafter we also got a call about some type of fire being seen in the area."
The official cause of the crash is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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