Aircraft crash in Palmetto

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PALMETTO, Fla. – The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reported an aircraft crash at Airport Manatee in Palmetto this morning.

Lyle Peters lost power just after liftoff. His Ultra- Light aircraft crashed into a barbed wire fence at the end of the runway. Peters received minor injuries and the aircraft and fence had moderate damage. No fuel or fluids leaked.

We will provide more information when it becomes available.