One Dead – Small Plane Crash In Wesley Chapel

May 12, 2020

By: Staff Report

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – Pasco County fire officials say one person has died after a single-engine Beechcraft crashed in a neighborhood.

The plane went down in a resident’s backyard, locatedĀ in a neighborhood located off of State Road 54. The crash resulted in a grass fire. A portion of the backyard’s fence was in flames too, according to Pasco County Fire Rescue.

Pasco County Fire Rescue’s spokesman Corey Dierdorff said the cause of hte crash will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration. As of Tuesday afternoon, it’s unknown where the plane initially took off.

“The plane was very badly damaged,” Dierdorff said. “So, we’re still trying to confirm the tail number.”

County officials are asking people to avoid the area. 

“When you see the actual crash site itself, it was pretty contained in the backyard of this home,” Dierdorff explained. “We’re very thankful that…there were no further injuries but our hearts do out go out to the family impacted.”

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