Pilot uninjured after small plane crashes, flips over in Myakka River

Manatee County deputies say a small plane crashed in Myakka River around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning – but it wasn't reported to local law enforcement until around noon.

The crash happened near 30303 Clay Gully Road in Myakka City. The view from SkyFOX showed the aircraft resting upside-down along the edge of the water.

Officials said the pilot was uninjured after the single propeller airplane flipped over. The pilot reported the crash to the NTSB, but never notified local law enforcement.

Later Tuesday morning, when a cleaning lady arrived at a nearby home and spotted the downed plane, she immediately called 911.

The cause of the small plane crash remains under investigation.