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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
10.07.2018 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
N/A
Hay Bluff (NE)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student allowed glider to go off to one side while attempting a reverse launch. Student was pulled to the side and stepped awkwardly on a tussock damaging his ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

10.07.2018 Female

Rating:
CP
Pontlottyn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot appeared to enter spiral dive while attempting to thermal. Glider then suffered an asymmetric collapse and pilot crashed onto the hillside.

Seriously Injured
09.07.2018 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
Hay Bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged distance from the ridge and failed to turn away resulting in pilot colliding with the ridge.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

08.07.2018 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Pilot
Mendlesham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Eagle

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot made emergency landing having aborted a tow due to the release activating prematurely as it caught on the basebar. Pilot made good landing but stubbed toe causing a fracture.

Minor Injuries
07.07.2018 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
Student
Mount Caburn Airworks training field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Glider went offline to the left while student was practising forward launches. Student was pulled over onto left side causing damage to shoulder.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

06.07.2018 Male

Age:
61
Darley Moor Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Day one student on third flight failed to keep legs down and did not flare on landing.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

04.07.2018 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Anstey
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Indy

Engine:
Power Jet
V3

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot had frontal collapse at 600ft while on landing approach. Pilot regained control at 60ft but struck power lines causing the pilot to pendulum underneath to the ground.

Unhurt
02.07.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Laragne
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Eden 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot accidentally flew leeside was was blown over village in turbulent air. Pilot landed hard and fast.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

01.07.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP
Paradiso
Italy

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Epic

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and turned downwind landing at speed into trees.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

01.07.2018 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Basano Del Grappa
Italy

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

Wing:
BGD
Epic

Launch Type:
Pilot landed down wind at speed having changed final approach direction to avoid construction crane.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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