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.