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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
25 Jul 2015 Male 44 AP Liddington Castle
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Moderate
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
777Gliders
Queen

Pilot took off into gusty, thermic conditions with the wind off the hill. Pilot sustained a collapse at low level and then stalled the glider attempting to recover from the deflation. Pilot landed heavily in parachutal stall.

Seriously Injured:
Internal Injuries

23 Jul 2015 Male 28 CP Caburn
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Sprint Evo

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider at low level. Both landed heavily.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Unhurt
23 Jul 2015 Male 49 Pilot Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta 2

Pilot attempted to launch in windy conditions but was lifted off facing backwards. Pilot attempted to spin round but lost control and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

23 Jul 2015 Male 69 Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
UP
Trango XC3

Pilot approached for a slope landing but stalled glider too high. Landed heavily on his back.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

18 Jul 2015 Male 38 CP Caburn
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone

Pilot flew low over another pilot preparing to launch. The pilot on the ground launched his wing and it caught on the leg of the airborne pilot causing both to stall.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17 Jul 2015 Male 68 Pilot Pen Dinas
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Geo

Pilot suffered collapse at 100m while coastal soaring, and was unable to regain control before hitting the ground.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

16 Jul 2015 Male 30 CP Planfait
France
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

During the launch the pilot was made aware of a tangled control line by a by-stander. Before becoming airborne the pilot aborted the launch and fell heavily, causing injury to his arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

16 Jul 2015 Male 0 None High and Over
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Atom 3

Student was on his third flight on his first day of EP training. He was following Instructor on the bats and did not get legs down for landing or flare as instructed. Previous 2 flights were very successful.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15 Jul 2015 Male 55 AP Montalegre
Portugal
25-30 Km/h
Moderate
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Boomerang 10

Whilst flying with 75% speed bar Pilot suffered large frontal collapse. The glider open very quickly with a large brake input. The pilot was unable to catch the aggressive recovery dive in time which led to second bigger collapse, cravat and twisted risers.

Unhurt
11 Jul 2015 Male 48 Kobala
Slovenia
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 8

Pilot suffered a frontal collapse then spiral due to cravat. Pilot deployed parachute which partially opened. Pilot landed through trees unhurt.

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

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