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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
28 Mar 2017 Male 53 CP Garmisch
Germany
5-10 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
UP
Makalu 3

Pilot was caught out by sink conditions and made emergency landing in tree.

Unhurt
27 Mar 2017 Male 62 AP Megget
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 4

Evening soaring in light wind and weak thermals on steep grassy slope. Pilot misjudged distance from hill (possibly affected by strong low sun behind hill, with slope in deep shade ) and commenced 360 turn. Insufficient clearance to complete turn and impacted hill at a shallow angle.

Unhurt
26 Mar 2017 Male 50 Pilot Matalascanas.
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 8

Pilot turned into wind on top landing but used excessive control input and spun glider landing heavily.

Unhurt
25 Mar 2017 Male 47 Pilot Parlick
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta 2

Pilot attempted to top land as the wind had dropped off while he was ridge soaring. Pilot had insufficient height and collided with the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

13 Mar 2017 Male 19 CP Rybury
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo1

Pilot launched with speed system twisted and applied 50%. Pilot was able to bottom land safely. Speedbar had come away from velcro holder.

Unhurt
13 Mar 2017 Male 44 AP Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Omega 8

Pilot was ridge soaring when hang glider took off into his path. Pilot was boxed in by HG pilot, forcing him into turbulent area and narrowly avoiding a mid-air collision.

Unhurt
13 Mar 2017 Male 64 Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Chili 3

Pilot continued to slope soar in weak conditions hoping to find lifting air but without success. Pilot failed to clear tree line and landed in the trees.

Unhurt
11 Mar 2017 Male 38 Pilot Meall a' Bhuachaille
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Geo 4

Pilot aborted launch in breezy conditions having noticed his brake was twisted. The glider came down 'nose first'. On relaunching the pilot did not carry out a pre-flight check and was lifted off the ground with a full twist in his risers. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
9 Mar 2017 Male 34 CP Butser hill - west
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Swing
Arcus 5

Pilot applied full speedbar to prevent being blown back in strong wind. Once clear the pilot applied brake before releasing the speedbar. Pilot applied more brake to counter turbulence then glider stalled and rotated into the hill from approx 10m.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

3 Mar 2017 Male 45 Pilot Apia
Colombia
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz 4

Pilot flew into a strong thermal and stalled glider in attempting to catch the dive. Glider then spun and pilot deployed his emergency parachute. Pilot landed in trees.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2017 at 04:30:30 AM

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