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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
15 May 2016 Male 67 CP Westbury, Wiltshire
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Golden 2

Pilot turned towards the hill in moderate thermic conditions and experienced a large asymmetric deflation and cravat in close proximity to the hill, leading to a heavy landing.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

14 May 2016 0 Pilot Hundred House
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen 4
N/A
N/A

On landing approach in moderate thermic conditions the pilot induced a spin below a height at which the pilot could recover normal flight. This led to a heavy impact and subsequent injury.

Seriously Injured
14 May 2016 Male 50 Pilot Fforest fields
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Sky Paragliders
Antea

Pilot lost control of glider while on approach to landing. Glider dived unexpectedly and pilot landed on a tent. Further inspection showed A lines had failed on one side.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

12 May 2016 Male 55 CP Oludeniz
Turkey
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz z5

Pilot was performing full stalls during SIV training. Successful reserve deployment after twists. Beamer 2 deployed quickly with no twists. Pilot pulled in paraglider (no quick outs), then steered and landed on beach. Pilot had not read reserve manual and put in excessive steering inputs creating a slightly unstable (swinging) descent, but landed with a roll and was unhurt.

Unhurt
6 May 2016 Male 68 E.P Quattro
Spain
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Atom

Student used too much brake on launch. His feet left the ground momentarily before coming back down where student twisted ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

6 May 2016 Male 64 Hang gliding pilot. Tow,aerotow,power. Airways airsports
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Wills
U2

While test flying a hang glider, pilot forgot to release the tow line. After a short circuit flight the pilot landed and noticed the line still attached.

Unhurt
5 May 2016 Male 62 Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion

Pilot inflated wing and noticed cravat on left side. He attempted to clear it but took off anyway. He continued to attempt to clear the cravat but caused the glider to pendulum. The glider then entered a left turn and the pilot impacted the slope heavily.

Seriously Injured
5 May 2016 Male 0 Gelligaer
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha

Student twisted ankle while ground handling.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

4 May 2016 Male 32 Pilot Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta 2

Pilot flared on landing in strong wind and was lifted up and landed on one leg.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

2 May 2016 Male 56 CP Montmin
France


Paraglider
Foot


Pilot deployed emergency parachute due to cravated spiral during SIV training. Harness velcro failed to release bridle causing the bridle to rip off the bridle tunnel rendering the airbag inoperative. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 29 May 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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