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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
29.07.2019 Male

Age:
72

Rating:
Pilot
Mere Rifle Range
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BDG
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Under investigation

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

27.07.2019 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made excessive flare on landing in breezy conditions. Glider rose up then fell to the ground with pilot still holding the uprights.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

26.07.2019 Male

Age:
47
West Mersea,
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Very Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Student under training was being winched launched. Wind had been stable. Overcast with sunny intervals. Gust of wind came through and took the pilot higher into the air. Glider spun and pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

23.07.2019 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Piedrahita
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
GIN
Carrera+

Launch Type:
Foot
Weather changed while pilot was flying. Pilot turned and flew downwind to escape but encountered severe turbulence. Wing collapsed with twisted risers and pilot deployed parachute at 2300m. Pilot hit ground hard on his back.

Seriously Injured
23.07.2019 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Planpraz
France

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot experienced extreme turbulence in an area he had flown through earlier with no problems. Pilot lost control and impacted cliff.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

23.07.2019 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Beesands
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Under investigation

Fatal
19.07.2019 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Morzine
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Blacklight

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while trying to avoid power lines having been attempting to thermal close to the hill.

Unhurt
17.07.2019 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP
South coast
Guernsey

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged wind direction and encountered sinking air while coastal soaring. Pilot attempted a safe landing but spun the glider by flying too slowly.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

16.07.2019 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
None
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Evolution 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student landed slightly cross wind and didn't flare resulting in all his weight going through one leg.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

15.07.2019 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Firle Beacon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot caught a thermal at ridge height and attempted to turn with it. Pilot was flying too slowly and stalled wing at 25ft landing heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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