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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:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
27.10.2018 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP
Maiden Castle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Niviuk
Zion

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot initiated 360 degree turn but without sufficient height to recover from the manoeuvre before impacting the slope. Pilot impacted the slope at speed.

Seriously Injured
24.10.2018 Male Hay Bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
During reverse ground handling training, the student pilot released the brakes during the "wall building" stage. The glider then inflated right wing tip first and quickly rose up and to the student's right hand side, pulling him onto his side.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

24.10.2018 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
AP
Hay Bluff NW
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
While soaring in "top-end" wind conditions the pilot discovered he had routed his two buckle harness and leg straps through his speed bar foot loop. This rendered the speed system inoperable.

Unhurt
20.10.2018 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
NHGPC
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot spun glider having taken a wrap and induced a turn. Glider then entered cascade, which was not controlled by the pilot. Pilot deployed parachute but at too low an altitude for it to be effective.

Unhurt
18.10.2018 Male

Age:
43
Col de la Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
ICARO
Cyber 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider pilot while thermalling. Other pilot was flying soaring beats. Both pilots landed in trees in front of take-off uninjured.

Minor Injuries
05.10.2018 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Lavante launch
Spain

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

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot reverse launched successfully but was then lifted by a gust and pushed back over launch. Pilot collided with a rigged hang glider.

Unhurt
03.10.2018 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP
Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched but was unable to penetrate into wind. Pilot landed but stumbled and was dragged into a bench at the top of the hill.

Minor Injuries
30.09.2018 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider. Pilot's wing collapsed and he landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
29.09.2018 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
High & Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot crashed in rotor turbulence behind the ridge.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25.09.2018 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
CP
Beer Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion4

Launch Type:
Foot
In decreasing winds the pilot lost too much height to top land resulting in a downwind slope landing. Pilot attempted to run off speed but stumbled.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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