1 person hurt after small plane crash in Lake County, officials say

Lake County Fire Rescue: Ultra light aircraft crashes on road in Minneola

MINNEOLA, Fla. – One person was hurt after a small plane crash at Gator Air Field in Groveland Saturday, Lake County Fire Rescue officials said.

An ultra-light aircraft crashed on Libby No. 3 Road in Minneola.

Officials said the single-engine experimental plane that was occupied by one person reportedly dropped from 500 feet in the sky.

The plane was doing touch-and-gos when the engine area of the plane started to smoke.

The person hurt was treated as a trauma alert patient, officials said. Officials said the pilot is at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Groveland Fire and Clermont Fire crews arrived at the scene.

No other details were given.

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