Paragliding Accident at Porterville On 07 January 2022

SAHPA has learned of a serious paragliding accident at the Pampoenfontein take-off site near Porterville earlier this afternoon.

The pilot has been extracted by the SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service.

The nature and circumstances of the accident are unknown and no other information is available at present. SAHPA appeals to witnesses to please Submit an Incident Report.

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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