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Man dies in hang gliding crash in north Florida

Posted at 7:38 AM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 07:38:34-05

DUNNELLON, Fla. (AP) - A 40-year-old man is dead following a hang glider crash at a small north Florida airport.

The crash happened Tuesday evening at Dunnellon Airport.

The Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/1TCWd8k ) reports 40-year-old 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.

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