Harrison man killed in hang-gliding accident
A Westchester man was killed in a hang-gliding accident at a small airport in Florida.
The Ocala Star-Banner reports that Marion County sheriff's deputies say the crash happened Tuesday evening at Dunnellon Airport.
The officials say 40-year-old Tomas Banevicius, of Harrison, was killed during his third flight of the day. He was about 35 feet in the air when he fell to the ground nose first.
Marion County Fire Rescue officials declared Banevicius dead at the scene shortly after 6 p.m. Officials say they believe the death was accidental.
Authorities say Banevicius was part of a New York group called U.S. Hang Gliding Inc. that trained in Florida.