Paragliding accident at Hogsback on 17 July 2021

On Saturday 17th July 2021, a foreign paraglider pilot had an accident at Dirk se kop in Hogsback. The pilot was seriously injured and required medical assistance on the mountain, and was later taken to hospital.

While an accident has been reported, there is currently no information available about what caused the accident.

SAHPA can only confirm that the pilot was not a SAHPA member, and was not in possession of the required Foreign Pilot Permit.

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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).

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