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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
9 Oct 2016 Male 38 CP Mundsley
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 2

Pilot was caught out by strengthening winds and was blown back into a village. While being blown back, pilot pushed off house chimney to avoid standing on roof before crashing through a telephone line and landing in conifers.

Unhurt
3 Oct 2016 Male 18 Pilot Rated United Kingdom 0-5 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Paramania
GTS

Engine:

ParaJet
Zenith

Pilot lost control shortly after launch when he discovered a control line was wrapped around one riser. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

2 Oct 2016 Male 47 AP Model ridge
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Airwave
Calypso

Experienced pilot I chose to test fly the glider for a beginner. On rigging pilot noticed the compression struts were not totally tight but failed to appreciate that with the particular design if loose they could actually detach. The starboard side detached as the glider came under load and was found inside the sail. The resultant turn was unrecoverable and the glider turned and cartwheeled. Pilot chose to keep hold of the uprights rather than take any head impact. This resulted in both broken upper arms.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

2 Oct 2016 Male 51 CP Cow Close Fell
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Tattoo

Pilot spun glider while soaring in weak conditions. Pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
2 Oct 2016 Male 55 CP Turkey

Paraglider


During routine kit inspection before start of SIV, reserve deployment failure identified. Damage to harness had most likely happened during accident the previous year. Reserve retaining flap had ripped and reserve had fallen through the hole making deployment impossible. Reserve set up and internal parts of the harness had not been inspected since the accident.

Unhurt
1 Oct 2016 Male 38 CP Not applicable
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Not APPLICABLE

On repacking parachute to new harness pilot found the chute would not deploy without pulling the velcro apart. Also had loose webbing to webbing connection.

Unhurt
27 Sep 2016 Male 0 CP Hill Bornos
Spain
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Engine:

Miniplane
Top 80

Student attempted initial launch run but stopped immediately due to strained calf.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

23 Sep 2016 0 Pilot Milk Hill
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence


Foot
Niviuk
Artik 4

Pilot infringed danger zone but landed immediately without incident. Warning levels incorrectly set on Flymaster Nav.

Unhurt
21 Sep 2016 Male 55 Quatro Mojones
Spain
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element 2

Student lost balance as glider came up to one side. Student caught ankle on rock.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

19 Sep 2016 Female 0 Beddingham
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Magnum 2

Student sprained ankle during tandem take-off run causing launch to be aborted.

Pilot
Unhurt:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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