Federal Aviation Administration

Pilot Seriously Injured in Experimental Plane Crash in Tampa

A pilot suffered serious injuries in an experimental plane crash at a Tampa airport Monday morning.

The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. in a wooded area near the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport, Hernando County Fire Rescue officials said.

Rescue workers responded and found the 63-year-old pilot standing near the burning wreckage. He was flown to a nearby hospital with serious injuries, officials said.

The fire to the plane and wooded area was extinguished. The FAA is investigating the cause of the crash.

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