Fatal speed-flying accident at Lions Head on 20th February 2021

The South Africa Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Association (SAHPA) regrets to hear of a young male pilot who was involved in a speed-flying accident at Lion’s Head on Saturday afternoon, 20th February 2021. It is believed he later died of his injuries. The nature and circumstances of the crash are unknown.

SAHPA can only confirm that he was not a SAHPA member, nor a licensed paraglider pilot.

The SAHPA Committee

Take note: SAHPA is prohibited from investigating, or speculating on the cause of incidents and accidents. For this reason, SAHPA may only confirm the gender, date, time and location of an accident and will not offer any further comment. Accident investigations are performed by SACAA Accident & Incident Investigation Department (AIID).

  • Journalists are requested to direct enquiries and technical questions to safety@sahpa.co.za.
  • SAHPA members are requested to direct questions to a local instructor, or attend the next Safety Seminar.