Pilot survives after ultra-light crashes at Manatee airport

PALMETTO, Fla. - A pilot is recovering after his ultra-light crashed shortly after take off.

According to Manatee County Sheriff deputies, Lyle Peters, 51, had just taken off in his ultra-light at Manatee airport when he lost power.

The small aircraft plummeted back to the ground, crashing into a barbed wired fence at the end of the runway.

Peters suffered only minor injuries.

The aircraft and fence also received minor damage.

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