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No injuries reported in small plane crash in Hernando County

2 people were on the plane
Hernando County Plane Crash 07/13/2021
Posted at 12:14 PM, Jul 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-13 21:07:05-04

CHASSAHOWITZKA WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, Fla. — The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said a small plane crashed in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area off Three Bridges Road Tuesday morning.

HCSO said the initial call came in just before 11 a.m. and was called in by the pilot of the small plane.

"The pilot of the Cessna 150 called 911 to report the plane he was flying had experienced a mechanical issue and he was forced to land the plane in a densely wooded area," HCSO said in a Facebook post.

Neither the pilot nor his passenger were injured. The plane, according to HCSO, was traveling from Hidden Lake Airport in New Port Richey to California.

The Sheriff’s Office said the Federal Aviation Administration has been told of the crash. No further details about what may have happened before the crash have been released at this time.