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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
13.09.2018 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered small asymmetric collapse having passed behind another paraglider. Collapse was over-controlled and glider entered a spin. Pilot was swung into the hill and was then dragged. The wind had gone off the slope and was gusting.

Seriously Injured
12.09.2018 Male

Age:
41
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student became 'object fixated' on approach and caught his leg on the mud guard of a trailer.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

02.09.2018 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
EP
High & Over
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
U-Turn
Evolution

Launch Type:
Foot
Student had midi collision with another paraglider pilot while ridge soaring. Glider wing tips brushed together. Both pilots landed safely.

Unhurt
31.08.2018 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Unknown
East Knoyle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
GTX

Engine:
Parajet
Zenith

Launch Type:
Powered
Glider seen going from stable flight into wing-over maneuver which progressed into deep spiral dive, which pilot was unable to recover. Rapid loss of height resulting in impact to ground and adjacent power lines.

Fatal
31.08.2018 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot (Club Coach)
Defford Croft Farm Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Fly 2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot did not leave sufficient height for his circuit approach and landed heavily just short of the runway.

Pilot
Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Cervical Spine

30.08.2018 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
AP
Chabre Ridge
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed RX

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was flying along a ridge of trees and was halfway down heading to the cliffs beside a landing field. Turned around to line up landing and did another turn to make sure no overshoot. During the last turn pilot was forced into trees due to posible rotor.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

29.08.2018 Male

Age:
59
Private field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Reaction

Engine:
Pap
Top 80

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot attempted a turn at low level then applied excessive control causing the glider to spin. The glider recovered but entered a spiral dive and the pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
28.08.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
EP
Friar Waddon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was instructed to edge towards the hill in order to maximise the lift. Student turned sharply and crashed into the slope with straight legs.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

27.08.2018 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Kobala
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring in light thermic conditions.

Unhurt
25.08.2018 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
Mil Airfield 29 Regt RLC
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Start

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot was preparing to launch. Just prior to connecting to the tow line, a gust of wind picked up the glider. The pilot turned to control the glider, but his foot got caught in the ground resulting in the fracture of the leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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