Monday, May 23, 2016

Unregistered hang glider: Fatal accident occurred May 22, 2016 near Sheets Airfield (FA42), Groveland, Lake County, Florida

Date: 21-MAY-16
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#:  UNREGISTERED
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Fatal
Damage: Substantial
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Orlando FSDO-15
City: GROVELAND
State: Florida

HANG GLIDER, UNREGISTERED, WHILE BEING TOWED, CRASHED AT THE GROVELAND GLIDER AIRFIELD, THE 1 PERSON ON BOARD WAS FATALLY INJURED, GROVELAND, FLORIDA 



GROVELAND, Fla. - (WESH/NBC) Officials said despite clear and calm skies, something went awry Sunday with a gliding activity near the Sheets Airfield in Central Florida.

One person died as a result of the accident, which happened at around 2 p.m. in Groveland, Fla.

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board said a tow rope broke while the glider was in flight, causing it to crash.

When first responders arrived at the site, they found the victim suffering from a heart attack and where unable to revive them.

This is the second deadly accident that has happened at the quest air hang gliding flight center.

Investigators said a similar accident killed a hang glider in 2013.

Story and video:  http://www.wptv.com

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