Small plane ends up in the Myakka River, but the pilot is not injured.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office received a call at noon Tuesday from a ranch employee with information about a single-engine prop plane that was upside down in the Myakka River at approximately 30303 Clay Gully Road in Myakka City on the Triangle Ranch.
Deputies learned the plane crashed about 4 a.m. According to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report, the pilot, who was not identified, was not injured. Manatee Search and Rescue, East Manatee Fire Rescue and the Sarasota Air Unit also were on scene. The investigation continues and no further details were released.
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