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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
12.07.2018 Male

Age:
30
Talybont East, South Wales
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Ozone
Firefly 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student on day 4 of speedflying course failed to turn into wind on final approach. Student crashed into trees but was unhurt.

Unhurt
12.07.2018 Male

Rating:
Unknown
Weybourne
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while cliff soaring. Pilot impacted cliff halfway down and ended up on the beach below.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

12.07.2018 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Pandy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had insufficient height to make official landing field and in an attempt to land in an adjacent field he caught the glider on a tree while on final approach. Pilot landed safely but glider landed on the tree.

Unhurt
10.07.2018 Female

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Pontlottyn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had been turning 360 in a thermal above the hill but not gaining enough height to continue. On pulling forwards to fly to the front of the hill again pilot inputed to turn left at the front of the hill with too much brake causing the glider to spin and resulting in the pilot impacting with the brow of the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

10.07.2018 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
N/A
Hay Bluff (NE)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student allowed glider to go off to one side while attempting a reverse launch. Student was pulled to the side and stepped awkwardly on a tussock damaging his ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

10.07.2018 Female

Rating:
CP
Pontlottyn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot appeared to enter spiral dive while attempting to thermal. Glider then suffered an asymmetric collapse and pilot crashed onto the hillside.

Seriously Injured
09.07.2018 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
Hay Bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged distance from the ridge and failed to turn away resulting in pilot colliding with the ridge.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

08.07.2018 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Pilot
Mendlesham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Eagle

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot made emergency landing having aborted a tow due to the release activating prematurely as it caught on the basebar. Pilot made good landing but stubbed toe causing a fracture.

Minor Injuries
07.07.2018 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
Student
Mount Caburn Airworks training field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Glider went offline to the left while student was practising forward launches. Student was pulled over onto left side causing damage to shoulder.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

06.07.2018 Male

Age:
61
Darley Moor Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Day one student on third flight failed to keep legs down and did not flare on landing.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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