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Plane taxis into pond at Spring Hill airport; pilot unhurt


Published:   |   Updated: June 5, 2014 at 10:56 AM

A pilot avoided injury this morning when his plane crashed and went into a retention pond at Pilot County Airport in Spring Hill.

Pasco Fire Rescue officials say the plane, a private 1958 Cessna 172, was never in the air and was taxiing when it hit a retention pond at the end of the runway around 9:30 a.m.

The pilot, Stephen Barton, was evaluated by paramedics at the scene.

The plane leaked about two gallons of fuel into the pond, located at the front of the airport.

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