Hang-gliding accident at Long Tom Pass on 17 April 2021

On 17 April 2021, an experienced hang-gliding pilot had an unfortunate accident at the Long Tom Pass launch site near Lydenburg.

The pilot was taken to hospital for treatment and observation. No further information is available at present.

This accident will be investigated by the Accident and Incident Investigations Department (AIID) at the South Africa Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).

SAHPA Committee

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