Fatal Crash Mars Sebring Sport Aviation Expo

NTSB investigating cause of LSA accident.

Tragedy struck the otherwise successful and upbeat U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, last week when two people were killed in the crash of an Aero Adventure amphibious LSA near the main runway at Sebring Regional Airport.

Officials identified the victims as pilot Dennis Day of Groveland, Florida, and Jason Sponks of Orlando. The light sport aircraft was being flown for customer demos at the Sport Aviation Expo, though the accident flight was reportedly not a demonstration flight. The crash on Friday occurred in front of spectators at the show, which ran through Saturday.

A report by AVweb said the airplane had been involved in a ground handling incident before the crash. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.

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