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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
30.06.2018 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Whitewool, Hampshire
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while attempting to dampen a surge caused by coming out of a turn in thermic conditions. Pilot lost control and crashed through trees.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

30.06.2018 Male

Age:
55
Loose Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Student pilot slowed to minimum sink speed on approach as instructed, but failed to flare until after landing. Later conversation with student revealed only 10% vision in one eye. (i.e. poor binocular vision.)

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

29.06.2018 Male

Rating:
Pilot/Coach
Wrynose.
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota2

Launch Type:
Pilot caught harness on rock while pushing back to the front of the ridge in weak conditions. Glider collapsed causing pilot to fall on to grassy area below. Pilot was then dragged through boulders as glider reinflated.

Minor Injuries
29.06.2018 Workshop
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During repack the pilot noticed that the rearmost retailing elastic had been drawn inside the grommet of the middle elastic. This made extraction extremely difficult requiring significant force.

Unhurt
27.06.2018 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
BALLYCARY FIELD
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of his glider on approach to landing. Possible collapse/stall. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
27.06.2018 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP
Treak Cliff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed in a tree attempting to avoid power lines having been unable to penetrate in strong conditions.

Unhurt
25.06.2018 Male

Age:
47
Skiddaw
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student on final approach to land in field, came in too high in nil wind and put in a hard turn just before landing as was worried he was running out of room. Glider swung towards ground as pilot flared hard, pilots arm hit ground fully outstretched during flair resulting in injury to wrist.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24.06.2018 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP
Cutthorpe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Praavis
Acrobat

Engine:
Bailey
175

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot veered towards dry stone wall while heavily loaded, not realising his trimmers were asymmetrically set. Pilot clipped top of wall and fell down the other side.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

23.06.2018 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Westbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made hurried launch in order to catch thermal upcycle, but failed to check true wind direction and made uncoordinated take-off with insufficient speed. Glider turned in towards side of hill sharply. Pilot applied full control weight shift to avoid collision with hill and went on to complete normal flight.

Unhurt
23.06.2018 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot crash landed in a deep water ditch sustaining injuries to his legs. Pilot was rescued by other pilots as he was in danger of drowning.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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