Hang glider dies during training session
Tomas Banevicius, 40, died in Marion County
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A man died during a hang gliding training incident in Marion County on Tuesday.
Tomas Banevicius, 40, died at the Dunnellon Airport.
He was participating in a training session with U.S. Hang-Gliding Inc., which is a New York-based company training in central Florida for the winter season.
Detectives with the Bureau of Special Investigations responded to conduct a death investigation.
Preliminary information indicates Banevicius was flying a hang glider that was assisted by a power tow line system to build altitude.
During take-off, witnesses said his hang glider rotated right and turned down, causing it to crash.
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