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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 Jun 2012 Male 50 Pilot Kempsey
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Nucleon

Engine:

Top 80

Pilot launched glider unaware of an asymmetric collapse. Glider veered towards another glider still on the ground and the engine cages collided. Pilot landed with damage to both power units.

Unhurt
5 Jun 2012 Male 47 Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Peak 2

Pilot was being sucked into cloud so tried spiral dive but was not confident and so tried 'big ears'. glider stalled then entered rotation. Pilot deployed parachute and landed safely.

Unhurt
4 Jun 2012 Male 26 Pilot Mountain Ash
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 8

Pilot misjudged approach and initiated 'S' turns to lose height. Glider began to spin and pilot landed heavily.

Unhurt
2 Jun 2012 Male 52 Pilot Swanborough
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Moyes
Litespeed S4

Pilot misjudged wind on landing and glider stalled from 2m. Pilot did not release the uprights.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

28 May 2012 Male 48 Stanage
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone

Pilot failed to control glider during revers launch close to cliff top and fell over cliff.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

28 May 2012 Male 77 Pilot Eype
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Firebird
Hornet

Pilot was flying too close to cliff edge and glider snagged causing pilot to crash onto side of cliff.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

27 May 2012 Female 37 Loose Bottom
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Wave

Student on CP course failed to turn away from the ridge and impacted cross slope.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25 May 2012 Male 54 Batchlane Farm
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Synthesis

Engine:

Moster
Extreme

Pilot started motor but it went to full revs knocking him over. Pilot was struck by prop.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

25 May 2012 Male 37 The String
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Student used excessive brake on reverse launch and was lifted off his feet. Student swung round and was dragged.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

22 May 2012 0 Pilot Rhos Dirion
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Bi Golden 2

Pilot misjudged wind on approach to top landing and landed heavily crosswind.

Pilot
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 October 2017 at 04:30:07 AM

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