SPARTA TOWNSHUP, Mich. (WOOD) — Three people had minor injuries after a single engine plane crashed in Sparta on Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for the Kent County Sheriff.

It happened around 11:10 a.m. at the Sparta Miller Airport, located in the 9100 block of Vinton Avenue NW in Sparta Township. 

A single engine plane was in the middle of taking off when the pilot “aborted takeoff” for an unknown reason and went off the runway, hitting a fence, according to the sheriff’s office.

Three people, including the pilot, were on the plane at the time. All three had minor injuries, deputies said.