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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
22 Feb 2015 Male 17 None Waldingfield Airfield
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Unknown

Untrained and unqualified pilot was attempting to paraglide by being towed behind a car. He was using a fixed line with no release mechanism or weak link.

Seriously Injured
21 Feb 2015 Male 0 Pilot Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Flying Planet
Spirit II

Main chest buckle became unfastened in flight despite pre-flight check. Pilot was able to refasten in flight and land safely.

Unhurt
20 Feb 2015 Male 49 CP Sarangot
Nepal
0-5 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Chili 3

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermalling in close proximity. They became entangled and both pilots deployed their parachutes and landed safely.

Unhurt
18 Feb 2015 Male 38 None Barton On Sea
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Unknown

Unqualified pilot misjudged approach and was dragged into a parked car.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17 Feb 2015 Female 54 Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Sprint Evo

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring. Other pilot became entangled in pilot's glider and both pilots collided heavily with slope.

Minor Injuries
17 Feb 2015 Male 54 CP Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermalling. The pilot became entangled in the other glider and both pilots/gliders drifted into the hill landing heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17 Feb 2015 Male 52 Pilot Devils dyke
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Moyes

While flying into wind above the top of the hill and slightly behind a run-down building, the pilot swooped down behind the building, peaking just before the front edge of the building. At this point he turned, clipping the left wing tip on the building which sent him face first into the ground.

Minor Injuries
8 Feb 2015 Male 63 P Blorenge
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Safari

Tandem glider sunk out more quickly than expected during last few feet of final approach. Pilot and passenger fell over on landing.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

6 Feb 2015 Male 0 Under EP Training Dicki Danda
Nepal
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
ION 2

Student failed to control the paraglider post launch. He failed to steer the glider directly into wind, this resulted in the glider drifting to the left over a steeper section of terrain without sufficient ground clearance. Impacting the back of his legs and bruising his calf muscles.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

3 Feb 2015 Male 52 APC El Penon
Mexico
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot


Pilot deployed 'drag chute' which became entangled in unzip string. Drag chute and unzip string were located on the same side of the harness.

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

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