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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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There are 2836 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
25.03.2019 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
King Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Epic

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hit heavy sink while ridge soaring and was unable to turn away from the ridge before landing heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25.03.2019 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP
Llangollen
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
35-40 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot returning to the sport after 10 year lay off. Pilot made rushed launch but was able to get off and flew for 10-15 mins. Pilot made safe landing but was then ground looped breaking an upright.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
N/a
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
During a kit inspection as part of guided XC week pilot discovered his parachute had been incorrectly mounted by a service centre. The parachute was impossible to deploy as the bridle had been routed down the right side of the harness and the deployment handle on the left.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Westbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 6

Launch Type:
Foot
While thermalling at low level pilot had a mid-air collision with another paraglider who was ridge soaring. Pilots took avoiding action at the last moment resulting in wing tips brushing against each other. Pilots continued flying.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off but due to thermic activity masking the true wind direction he did not realise the wind was off the slope. Shortly after take-off the pilot sustained an asymmetric collapse that turned him into the hill.

Seriously Injured
24.03.2019 Female

Age:
24
Gribbles
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student fell over during an aborted launch. Student was able to continue training.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP
Firle, UK
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot with ridge on his right had mid-air collision with low airtime pilot. The low airtime pilot appeared to take no avoiding action despite having eye contact resulting in wing tips colliding. Pilot with ridge on right landed heavily but was unhurt.

Unhurt
21.03.2019 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Captain Cooks
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Meru

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed safely in a stock-free field and was then confronted by an irate farmer who threatened to damage his glider, standing on it in the process.

Unhurt
21.03.2019 Male

Age:
22

Rating:
N/a
Bedlinog
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Whist ground handling a student inflated his glider but tried to turn too early resulting in a collapse. During the collapse the risers brushed passed the students helmet inadvertently unfastening the new type buckle. Concurrently a line caught the helmets goggle strap (rear of helmet) and pulled the helmet from the students head.

Unhurt
20.03.2019 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Eype
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was practising wing overs close to a costal cliff when his glider suffered an asymmetric collapse. The pilot crashed into the cliff but was subsequently able to relaunch.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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