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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
20.03.2019 Male

Age:
57
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was practicing forward launches in phase 2 of the EP. This was the student's fourth inflation. The student lost his footing on the inflation and fell awkwardly pulling his left calf muscle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

20.03.2019 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
P
Merthyr Common
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Bion

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched tandem in windy conditions and was immediately lifted off with passenger. Pilot could not see as passenger harness had become stuck over the Quick-Out karabiners obscuring the pilot's vision. Pilot was able to land after a short beat but fell on passenger on landing.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries
19.03.2019 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Legzira
Morocco

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot under training overshot intended top landing by approx 10m. Pilot stumbled on rocky terrain, resulting fall and drag 2m approx. Pilot not wearing gloves, sustained small (2cm), shallow cut to right hand.

Pilot
Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

Passenger
Unhurt
18.03.2019 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off in deteriorating conditions with rain beginning to fall. In his haste to get down the pilot initiated big ears but then stalled one side of the glider on releasing the ears. Glider then entered a spin and the pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
14.03.2019 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Montellano
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Xi

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was flying friends wing and suffered an asymmetric collapse while thermalling. Due to lack of ground clearance pilot successfully deployed his emergency parachute and landed safely.

Unhurt
04.03.2019 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
CP
Bornos lake
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Gin
Pegasus

Engine:
Miniplane
Top80

Launch Type:
Powered
Student lost control while practising 'launch abort' with motor running. Student attempted to collapse wing but in doing so applied full power to the motor. Student was pushed over by the thrust and was cut on sharp stone.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

02.03.2019 Male

Age:
26

Rating:
CP
Tap o Noth
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Gin
Sprint 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot inflated wing in breezy conditions but had a knot in the lines. Pilot was dragged over into a rock.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

01.03.2019 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
CP
Fochriw
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was ground handling then went to forward launch as wind was dropping off. Speed bar line caught in reserve handle upon launch run which pulled out and inflated the parachute.

Unhurt
27.02.2019 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
AP
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to slope land on lower slopes in strong wind conditions. Pilot was caught out by sinking air due to leeside from ground undulations and landed heavily downwind.

Unhurt
24.02.2019 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered HG

Wing:
Avian
Fly

Engine:
WASP
SP MK IV

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot took off on powered hang glider but entered a slight turn when reaching across to mouth throttle to disengage the safety cut off. Glider remained in a gentle turn despite the efforts of the pilot who suspected the glider may have stalled. Pilot increased speed and decided to land immediately. Pilot was able to land with only minor damage to the glider.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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