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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

Incident reports for all wing types are displayed below in summary form.

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
13.09.2020 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was performing turns ("small wingovers") at low level and caught the emergency parachute deployment handle on the ground, initiating an unintentional deployment as the pilot flew away from the hill.

Unhurt
08.09.2020 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Whitesheet (Wessex)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was ridge soaring his paraglider and experienced rapid sinking air in thermic conditions causing a fast descent to the ground and a crash landing in a field behind take-off.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

31.08.2020 Male

Age:
26

Rating:
Pilot
Sutton Meadows Airstrip
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Rigid Hang Glider

Wing:
Flight Design
Exxtacy

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
The pilot was attempting a nil-wind landing and had insufficient flap applied. Upon touchdown, his foot slipped and twisted, causing injury. The pilot considered his footwear not to have been appropriate and therefore a factor in the incident.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

31.08.2020 Male

Age:
73

Rating:
CP
Snaefel
Isle Of Man

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Nyos RS

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot lost his footing on uneven ground in windy conditions. He sustained injury when he was dragged, before regaining control of the paraglider.

Minor Injuries
17.08.2020 Male

Age:
71

Rating:
Pilot rated
Eype
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus RS

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was attempting to top land and experienced a large asymmetric collapse during a rapid change in wind direction. The pilot was unable to regain full control and crashed near the front of the cliff.

Unhurt
12.08.2020 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
AP
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Trango X-Race

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot took avoiding action to prevent an aerial collision with another paraglider.

Unhurt
11.08.2020 Male

Rating:
No rating
No site
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
U Turn
Secure 3 - EP front container

Launch Type:
The pilot was unable to make a test deployment without applying significant force to the handle. The pilots considered that the hook and loop used to secure the deployment handle covered a large area, making the handle difficult to tear off.

Unhurt
08.08.2020 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Mercury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot's wing was initially seen on the edge of a stall with the pilot making control inputs. The pilot impacted the ground and was evacuated to hospital.

Seriously Injured
07.08.2020 Male

Age:
72

Rating:
Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Peak 4

Launch Type:
Foot


Unhurt
03.08.2020

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Baba Dag
Turkey
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
The wind direction changed during acceleration phase of the pilot's launch. The pilot was unable to stop the take-off run and collided with a low wall below the launch area.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 24 September 2021

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