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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
10 Aug 2013 Male 33 Pilot Merthyr
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Nevada

Pilot lost sight of another pilot in close proximity while thermalling. Lower point of Pilot's harness contacted upper surface of the other pilot's wing. Pilots moved apart and carried on flying.

Unhurt
10 Aug 2013 Male 42 Pilot Pontypool
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 8

Pilot encountered unexpected lift on approach and made extra turn to lose height. Applied excessive brake and spun glider. Landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

10 Aug 2013 Male 32 Pilot Long Mynd
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
T2C

Pilot overcorrected final turn and set up oscillation he could not correct before landing Pilot landed heavily on the base bar.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

9 Aug 2013 Male 40 Pilot Woolacombe
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
La Mouette
Sphinx Bi

Pilot commenced take off run but one wing dropped and stalled as glider took off. Glider turned and landed in bushes.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

6 Aug 2013 Male 63 Pilot Stol
Slovenia
5-10 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Ozone
Rush 3

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse resulting in a cravat and spiral. Pilot could not recover from spiral so deployed parachute. Chute became entangled in main and did not open. Landed through trees unhurt. Pilot then slipped down slope and dislocated shoulder and knee.

Unhurt
6 Aug 2013 Male 52 CP Milk Hill
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Prion

Pilot made low, slow approach to top landing and accidentally stalled glider attempting to not overshoot. Landed hard from 5m.

Minor Injuries
4 Aug 2013 Male 32 CP Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 2

Pilot decided to fly in strengthening wind when all others had landed. Was unable to penetrate and was caught in unstable air. Pilot landed in tree.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

4 Aug 2013 Male 36 Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Airbourne
Fun

Student was flying the glider too slowly and so it did not respond to pilot input. Student landed heavily spraining ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

26 Jul 2013 Male 38 Pilot Hill Farm
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Nova
Mentor 2

On take off the foot stirrup release mechanise activated and pulled the parachute deployment handle out. Pilot carried out PLF and was uninjured. Pilot failed to check mechanism was properly fastened from previous release.

Unhurt
24 Jul 2013 Male 48 Pilot Sywell Aerodrome
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Other
Foot
Airglow
Human Powered
Human
Kraike

Pilot launch aircraft but it went off line despite rudder input from pilot. Aircraft struck parked light aircraft but no damage caused. Slight damage to Airglow craft.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 March 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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