Remos LSA Crashes At Expo

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A Remos light sport aircraft which may have been associated to the company's display at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Fla. crashed on takeoff at Sebring Airport early Sunday, killing the passenger and sending the pilot to hospital with undisclosed injuries. According to the Tampa Tribune, the aircraft attempted to take off about 7:45 a.m. and crashed on the airport's south ramp. Airport spokesman Mike Willingham told the Tribune that another aircraft was to take off in formation with the crash airplane. The identities of the people involved were not released but authorities did say they weren't local.

The Tribune reported that the Remos booth was closed for the day, the last of the show. More than 170 exhibitors were on hand. "The attendance has been good; the vendors are doing brisk business," Willingham told the newspaper. "Unfortunately accidents happen. Our hearts and prayers go to the family."