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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
23.06.2018 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP
Hundred House
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while turning into final approach. Pilot landed heavily on one leg.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

19.06.2018 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Montmin
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off and encountered stronger than expected head wind. Pilot was then unable to reach intended landing fields resulting in an unplanned landing. Pilot turned into wind too late and collided with slope.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

18.06.2018 Male

Age:
61
Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse shortly after launching. The glider turned 180 degrees with no obvious pilot input and crashed into the hillside.

Seriously Injured
15.06.2018 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Koyot 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had near miss with another paraglider. The other paraglider suffered a collapse and landed heavily.

Unhurt:
Cervical Spine

13.06.2018 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
CP
Newhaven Cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider while attempting to launch in breezy conditions. Pilot was dragged into another glider that was waiting to launch.

Unhurt
13.06.2018 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
IPPI 4
Mount Caburn sussex
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot fell while ground handling.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

10.06.2018 Male

Age:
49
Swanborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio 2

Launch Type:
Student flew into the slope while attempting to soar. Student was twisting in the harness.

Unhurt
10.06.2018 Female

Age:
36
Swanborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Elememt 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Whist ground-handling in a very light wind, the student was picked up by a small dust devil/thermal. She went up about 1.5m and then landed on her side hitting her head on the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

09.06.2018 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Llantysillio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Koyot 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot overflew the small landing area due to unexpected lift then ended up worring that he wouldn't manage to cross a fence. Pilot turned left for a hard landing but hit the far side of a ditch with straight legs.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

06.06.2018 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Corndon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted a slope landing but caught foot on rock hidden in undergrowth.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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