PLANT CITY, Fla. -- June 10, 2012
A pilot has died after his small plane crashed in southwest Florida.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies say the pilot twice tried to land his single seat Challenger Saturday on a grass runway in Plant City. The plane landed hard on the belly of the fuselage on the third attempt. The plane skidded about fifty yards before stopping.
Paramedics found William Lee Phillips dead, still strapped into his seat.
The Federal Aviation Authority is on scene and will help determine the cause of the crash.
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