City leaders explain the crash happened just after noon.

Author: Courtney Holland

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A small plane crashed Wednesday at Clearwater Airpark prompting rescue crews and police to respond.

In a news release, city leaders explain the crash happened just after noon.

While taking off, the engine appeared to lose power while 200 feet in the air, the release explains.

The pilot was the only person on board and was not hurt. He reportedly refused medical treatment on scene.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

No other information has been released, at this time. 

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