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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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There are 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
06.05.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Nont sarahs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hit heavy sink while ridge soaring and crashed onto rocky slope.

Seriously Injured:
Head Injuries

05.05.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Whitewool
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Uturn
Blacklight 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered sink while attempting to slope land and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

05.05.2018 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Fairsnape Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Escape
S21

Launch Type:
Foot
The wind dropped while pilot was ridge soaring downwind. Pilot came down fast on area of stones.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

05.05.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP
Windbank
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took of with a full riser twist but was able to untwist and get into pod. On attempting to turn back into wind the pilot applied excessive control and spun the glider.

Seriously Injured
05.05.2018 Male

Age:
35

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Freeride

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was flying low approx 8.30pm towards setting sun and taking care looking for obstacles. Did not see low level power line and collided with the cables.

Seriously Injured
05.05.2018 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot parascending tow
South Cerney
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Other

Wing:
Eiffe
Classic

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot allowed glider to overfly him on tow launch and was dragged onto shoulder. Tow was aborted by driver.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

04.05.2018 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
None
Aldbrough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Synthesis 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stalled glider after engine cut out on practise approach.

Minor Injuries
29.04.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Ben Rinnes
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Low airtime pilot attempted to make a top landing but had insufficient height. This resulted in the pilot crash landing cross-slope.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

29.04.2018 Male

Age:
43
Dune de Pyla
France

Wind Strength:
40-45 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Freestyle 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged spiral dive on unfamiliar glider losing more height than anticipated. Pilot impacted sand dune at speed.

Seriously Injured:
Cervical Spine

29.04.2018 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
MAPPLETON
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
35-40 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
OMEGA

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was pulled over as wing rotated while attempting to launch in strong wind.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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