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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
8 Aug 2015 Male 37 CP Beachy Head, East Sussex
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Pilot misjudged a turn which put him over trees. Pilot then hit sink and could not clear the trees so elected to land on top of them. Pilot landed with feet on the ground between the trees.

Unhurt
5 Aug 2015 Female 46 CP The Warren
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Swing
Arcus 6

Pilot suffered a collapse having flown into the lee of a spur while coastal cliff soaring. Pilot landed heavily and was rescued by other club members.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

1 Aug 2015 Male 41 None Muggery
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Bolero 2

The student failed to follow signal bats into wind, landed slightly cross wind, and failed to flare or run.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

31 Jul 2015 Male 50 CP Edge Top
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Strong
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted heavily.

Fatal
31 Jul 2015 Male 61 Beer Head
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Firebird

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse and struck cliff before regaining control and landing.

Seriously Injured
30 Jul 2015 Male 0 EP Fochriw
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5

Student was under instruction for attempts at soaring flight. Student had carried out three beats and was instructed to turn right away from the hill. Student failed to turn when instructed and impacted the slope twisting his left ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 28 April 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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