Plane lands hard in Brooksville, no injuries

Two men escaped serious injury Friday morning when a small plane they flew in made a hard landing at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport, according to the Hernando County officials.
 
A student pilot and instructor were practicing approaches at the airport in a Cessna 172/M Skyhawk when they made the hard landing about 10:45 p.m. It damaged the plane’s left wing, landing gear and propeller, but both men refused medical treatment.
 
A Hernando County fire crew cleaned up a minor fuel leak caused by the landing. The runway was reopened at 12:15 p.m.
 
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