Paraglider

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
15.09.2019 Male

Age:
63
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Rx

Launch Type:
Foot
Non-member pilot misjudged approach and crashed in bracken short of the landing field.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.09.2019 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chilli 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Immediately after launching pilot moved left to avoid a student who had just been launched. Pilot was then caught by gust and collided with a fence.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

13.09.2019 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Tango x race

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had midair collision when another glider, being flown in to opposite direction, struck the bottom of his harness.

Unhurt
13.09.2019 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Private field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Engine:
Air Conception
Nitro 200

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot misjudged approach and was caught by sinking air, close to ma tree-line on sloping ground.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

08.09.2019 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Illusion

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged distance from ridge and caught bottom of harness on a bump on the ridge. Pilot was dragged down ridge into bush.

Unhurt
08.09.2019 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
S. Harting
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
King

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged 360 turn over ridge due to wind being stronger than expected. Pilot was forced to make a crosswind top landing resulting in minor injuries.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.09.2019 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Nant y Moel
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Cayenne

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered 50% asymmetric collapse while attempting to climb back up to launch height. Wing then suffered a further, larger collapse before rotating into the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

08.09.2019 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
IOTA 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot accidentally spun his glider by applying too much brake, trying to avoid going too far back over the hill. Glider entered a cascade but pilot could not deploy his parachute as his hands were through his brake handles preventing him reaching the deployment handle. Pilot put hands up immediately and glider self-recovered a few metres above the ground. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
06.09.2019 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
AP
Montmin
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Supair
Wild

Launch Type:
Foot
During exit from autorotation exercise, the glider dived and the pilot inadvertently released one brake as it was pulled out of his hand. The bowline above the brake handle and stopper knot on the brake line tag end were pulled through the ceramic ring. In straight and level flight, the pilot attempted to pull the handle down and was unable to as the bowline had jammed in the ceramic ring. Using both hands, he was able to free the handle again.

Unhurt
05.09.2019 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
AP
Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
T2

Launch Type:
Foot
While test flying a glider the pilot found himself in a right hand turn. The pilot could not counter the turn and circled into the hillside. Pilot suspects he may have been flying too slow due to unfamiliarity with the glider.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 7 March 2021

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