Paragliding accident at Sir Lowry’s Pass on 30 January 2021

On 30 January 2021, an experienced pilot had an unfortunate paragliding accident at the Sir Lowry’s Pass launch site just outside Somerset West.

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).

The SAHPA Committee

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