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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
27 Dec 2015 Male 33 CP South Barrule
Isle Of Man
25-30 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Epsilon 7

Inexperienced pilot launched from hillside and allowed glider to drift over the top into lee side rotor. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

22 Nov 2015 Male 62 AP Bishopstone cliffs
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota

Pilot was caught out by strengthening winds while coastal soaring. Pilot was on full speedbar when glider suffered an asymmetric collapse. Glider rotated and pilot struck hill in standing position.

Seriously Injured
3 Nov 2015 Male 59 Pilot Taucho
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Sports 4

Pilot hit sink when attempting to thermal close to rocky spine. Pilot impacted hard.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

27 Oct 2015 Female 45 AP Billing, Himachal Pradesh, India
India
10-15 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Icepeak 7

Pilot suffered a cascade collapse incident while flying in a competition in India. The pilot was unable to recover the glider despite stalling twice in an attempt to 'reset' the wing. Pilot landed heavily in a 'tail slide'. Subsequent inspection showed the brake lines had shrunk by 16cm after less than 50 hours. This resulted in brake being applied inadvertently when full bar was applied.

Seriously Injured
20 Oct 2015 Male 73 CP Monks Down
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero

Pilot had mid-air collision with tandem glider while ridge soaring.

Unhurt
18 Oct 2015 Male 48 Pilot Whitby
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 2

Pilot misjudged crossing and ended up low in lee of harbour wall. Pilot accidentally spun glider attempting to avoid sea and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
17 Oct 2015 Male 46 AP Marske
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Aeros
Combat L

Hang glider nose wire person was inexperienced and released glider with a lot of tension on the nose wires. The glider turned immediately downwind despite pilot correcting and hit the ground just behind take off.

Minor Injuries
12 Oct 2015 Male 64 Pilot Wolf Crag
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Speedflyer/Miniwing
Foot
Ozone
Zero

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while speedflying and was unable to recover in height available.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

11 Oct 2015 Male 57 AP Mam tor
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
T2C
Na

Pilot misjudged approach having decided to execute right, then left turn to lose height, and stalled glider.

Minor Injuries
10 Oct 2015 Male 53 Pilot Meall a' Bhuachaille, Aviemore
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
ION 3

Pilot lost control of paraglider while trying to forward launch on uneven terrain in light wind.

Minor Injuries
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 13 December 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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