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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
17.05.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
EP
Planfait,
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
When Taking off, the student, caught his hand on the reserve handle and brushed the lower bushes of the take off area. The reserve was deployed, which in turn made the main glider drive down. the student remained clam, and landed in the trees in front of the take off.

Unhurt
16.05.2018 Male

Age:
53
Campo coy lump
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot fell over his own feet after he had landed and fell on his face. His sunglasses dug into his nose which needed a few stitches.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

14.05.2018 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
AP
Murton Pike
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Flow
XCRacer

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while attempting to thermal. Pilot suspects lack of sleep and dehydration were significant factors.

Minor Injuries
13.05.2018 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot turned low in a thermal close to trees. Pilot then hit sink and was caught in the rotor behind the trees. Glider suffered asymmetric collapses but pilot was able to land but hit a fence post.

Unhurt
12.05.2018 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot forward launched in a gentle breeze from Babadag 1800m take-off. Glider came up slightly asymmetrically. Pilot eventually moved under the wing, but failed to load the glider up with his body weight. Glider experienced a small frontal collapse on the edge of take off. Pilot fell off the front of launch. The glider did not fully recover before the pilot hit the road below.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

12.05.2018 Male

Age:
40
Talybont
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Nevada

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged wind direction and attempted to make a slope landing downwind on steep terrain. Pilot tripped on landing.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

09.05.2018 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Teba
Spain

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot
On take off pilot started running went to basebar and pulled in without sufficient height to clear takeoff area. Pilot hit a rock which pulled the glider in to the ground.

Minor Injuries
08.05.2018 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot
Chinkwell Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega X-Alps 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot both hands off brakes to adjust vario, frontal collapse happened during this time and without enough height to recover.

Seriously Injured
07.05.2018 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot
Brecon Beacons
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot accidentally flew into leeside of hill. Glider collapsed and entered spiral dive. Pilot recovered glider but with large cravat. On approaching ground level glider was hit by gust and pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
07.05.2018 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Darley moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo pwr

Engine:
Miniplane

Launch Type:
Powered
Upon take-off, reserve parachute situated underneath harness seat deployed acting as ground anchor and air brake. Pilot was pulled backwards by initial braking and glider stalled. Pilot walked away with slight bruising. Although reserve appeared in tact before take-off, pilot did not check pins.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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