ANTHONY — A 56-year-old man was killed in an ultralight glider crash at Jumbolair Airport Saturday afternoon, according to a post on the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
The name of the victim had not been released as of early Saturday night, pending notification next of kin, the post stated.
According to the post, deputies and Marion County Fire Rescue personnel responded at 4:26 p.m. to reports of a crash at the airport, which is located at 8857 West Anthony Road in Anthony. Responders found the aircraft had “crashed near the runway” and the pilot was deceased.
The post indicates MCSO Major Crimes will conduct the death investigation and the NTSB and FAA have been “notified of the incident and will be responding to investigate.”