Man dies in hang gliding crash at Central Florida airport

Tomas Banevicius was part of New York group


DUNNELLON, Fla. – A 40-year-old man died following a hang glider crash at a small Central Florida airport.

The crash happened Tuesday evening at the Marion County Airport.

Tomas Banevicius, of New York, was killed during his third flight of the day. Reports didn't list his hometown.

He was about 35 feet in the air when the craft fell to the ground nose-first.

Marion County Fire Rescue officials declared Banevicius dead at the scene shortly after 6 p.m.

Authorities say he was part of a New York group called U.S. Hang Gliding Inc.