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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
3 Jul 2015 Male 0 EP Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Sky Paragliders
Fides 2 evo

Slope soaring. Pilot trying to stay close to the ridge. Pilot entered some sink and did not turn away slope landed with PLF but with hands forward.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

29 Jun 2015 Male 52 CP Sugar
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Sport 4

Pilot landed safely but put foot in a hole, fracturing ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

29 Jun 2015 Male 0 Eype
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk

Pilot suffered a low level collapse, possibly due to lee side turbulence and was unable to recover before hitting the ground.

Seriously Injured
28 Jun 2015 Male 51 None Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Bolero 5

Student completed short flight then continued to practise ground handling. Student lost balance and fell onto outstretched hand.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

28 Jun 2015 0 None Training slope
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Airborne
Fun

Student was attempting basic training run with glider. Fell forward on to large training wheels. Rolled to a stop. Student complained of pain in shoulder.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

22 Jun 2015 Male 45 CP Dune du pyla
France
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Swing
Arcus 3

Pilot misjudged approach and landed downwind, striking bystander on the back of the head.

Unhurt
21 Jun 2015 Male 41 CP Morrone
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 3

Pilot sprained his ankle on launch and decided to head for grassy area to land. Pilot hit sink and was forced to land on rough ground further damaging his ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

21 Jun 2015 Female 0 Cp hill Levante
Spain
5-10 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Geo

Pilot took off into thermal cycle and was lifted in strong lift up 150 feet and sideways to the left. The glider then suffered a 50% asymmetric collapse which resulted in the glider spiralling into the ground.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

19 Jun 2015 Male 44 AP Firle
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Magnum 2

Tandem pilot followed solo pilot into a thermal but solo pilot wast gust stalled leaving tandem nowhere to go. Tandem pilot deliberately stalled his glider to avoid a collision. Landed heavily but unhurt.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
18 Jun 2015 Male 48 Pilot Bell hill
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Pilot landed awkwardly on uneven ground and twisted ankle which subsequently turned out to be fractured.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 April 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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