Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Fatal
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Orlando FSDO-15
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.
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