One dead in Florida hang gliding accident

GROVELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – Despite clear and calm skies, something went wrong with a hang gliding activity in Groveland, Florida.

One person died as a result of the accident near the Small Sheets Airfield around 2:00 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators with the NTSB said a tow rope broke while the glider was in flight – causing it to crash.

When first responders arrived at the crash site they found the victim suffering from a heart attack. The victim died a short time later.

Saturday’s deadly accident is the second to happen at the Quest Air Hang Gliding Flight Center in recent years.

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

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