Paragliding accidents at Lydenburg on 8 January 2022

SAHPA has learned of three accidents at the Bambi site near Lydenburg on 8 January 2022.

All three accidents were unrelated, but required medical extraction by helicopter.

The nature and circumstances of these accidents are unknown and very little information is available at present. We appeal to pilots and witnesses to please Submit an Incident Report as this information helps us understand why accidents occur.

SAHPA also wishes the pilots a quick recovery.

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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