By Spectrum News Staff Hernando County

The Hernando Count Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday morning responded to a plane crash in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area.

The location is off of Three Bridges Road.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the plane departed from the Hidden Lake Airport in Pasco on a planned flight to Mariana, Fla. The 1969 Cessna A150K began to have engine power problems, and the pilot decided to attempt an emergency landing.

The crash was called in at 10:56 a.m. by the operator of the aircraft.

Both the pilot and a passenger were able to escape the wreckage with only minor injuries.

The two men were evaluated by medical personnel at the scene.

There was a small fuel leak that was contained by fire crews.  

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified about the crash.–2-suffer-minor-injuries