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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 Apr 2013 Male 46 Pilot Lijak
Slovenia
15-20 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 5

During XC flight the chest buckle of the harness came undone. It had done so the day before and the pilot checked it but problem reoccurred. No obvious reason for buckle failure.

Unhurt
10 Apr 2013 Male 40 Pilot Great Langdale
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot


During reverse launch the pilot was lifted off the ground prematurely by a thermic gust and dumped down onto a rock.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

7 Apr 2013 Male 41 Pilot Ullock Pike
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 3

Pilot was caught out be very strong sea breeze and could not penetrate into wind. Air became very turbulent and pilot suffered collapse and stall. Pilot crashed into heather covered hillside but was uninjured.

Unhurt
6 Apr 2013 Male 59 Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo

Pilot had insufficient height to make landing area and landed in lee of trees. He was then blown over spine back ridge and fell down slope.

Minor Injuries
31 Mar 2013 Female 42 AP Bellmunt
Spain
5-10 Km/h
Moderate

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen 4

Pilot left it too late to make official landing field with limited choices to land elsewhere. Pilot attempted to land on terrace but missed and hit bank still seated.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

30 Mar 2013 Male 30 Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Strong
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Air Design
Susi

Pilot did not realise wind direction had changed on his approach. Glider spun at low level. Pilot was unhurt.

Unhurt
28 Mar 2013 Male 39 Eggardon Hill
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Student inflated wing well but didn't prevent it overshooting. Canopy suffered 50% asymmetric collapse then reinflated and pulled student sideways across the hill just off the ground. Student landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

20 Mar 2013 Male 28 Moel Fiety
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 4

Student failed to flare hard enough and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

14 Mar 2013 Male 54 Pilot Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen 4

Pilot flew into wind shadow while scratching in weak lift close to the slope and was dumped onto hill.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14 Mar 2013 Male 45 Pilot Black Mountains
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Strong
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 3

Having been caught out by strengthening winds the pilot landed and tried to deflate the glider using the B risers. Before the glider was collapsed the pilot fell backwards and was dragged for 25m.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 29 May 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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