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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
11 Mar 2016 Male 58 Swanborough
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element 2

Student did not flare on landing and landed heavily twisting ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

6 Mar 2016 Female 34 EP Firle
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
BGD
WASP

Student launched glider and was lifted off and into the instructor. The instructor was knocked over dislocating his shoulder.

Unhurt
4 Mar 2016 Male 41 CP Butser west
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor

Pilot attempted to top land but his glider stalled, without control input, from approx 1-1.5m. Pilot landed heavily with outstretched arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

25 Feb 2016 Male 51 Tailbridge Hill
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
U-turn
Infinity 4

Student fell over having landed on top, into wind very well executed with glider down, then foot stuck in divot as he fell to one side - twisting his ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

24 Feb 2016 Male 56 Pilot Tamaimo- nr Los Gigantes
Spain
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
BGD
Base

Pilot misjudged his approach and lost more height than expected while on the downwind leg. Pilot crashed into a wall before being able to turn into wind.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18 Feb 2016 Male 51 AP Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Bi Beta 4
N/A

Pilot misjudged landing approach having been caught out by rising ground along flight path. Pilot landed with high ground speed having failed to get round into wind. Both pilot and passenger were unhurt.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
18 Feb 2016 Male 67 Pilot Uffington-white-horse
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
BGD
Base

Pilot flew into an area that was out of wind and encountered lee-side turbulence. Glider suffered asymmetric collapse then dived. Pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
15 Feb 2016 Male 52 Pilot Roldanillo
Colombia
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Carrera+

Pilot spun glider while adopting "aggressive" S turns on final approach in fifty conditions.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

14 Feb 2016 Male 51 AP Saltburn
United Kingdom
35-40 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
U-Turn
Blacklight

While coastal soaring pilot failed to notice gust front and was blown back. Pilot avoided houses and woods but was dragged in landing field.

Unhurt
14 Feb 2016 Male 42 Pilot Marske/Saltburn
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Nova
ION 2 light

Pilot was caught out by increasing winds while coastal soaring and was pushed back despite use of speed bar. Pilot turned inland and was able to land unhurt.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 22 October 2017 at 04:30:04 AM

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