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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
03.06.2018 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
CP
Clough Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
After approximately 40 Minutes of flying pilot felt an increased amount of friction in brake line and the small ceramic keeper ring. On closer inspection of the brake line, it was apparent that it had become worn to the point of the outer sheath failing. On inspecting the keeper ring, pilot noticed that a small worn area had developed and become sharp which had over time damaged the brake line.

Unhurt
02.06.2018 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Barton Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot stalled glider on approach to landing resulting in an asymmetric collapse. The glider recovered allowing the pilot to land but the glider landed on a bush.

Unhurt
02.06.2018 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Pilot
Barton Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot had asymmetric collapse at approx 30m and landed between bushes outside of the airfield.

Unhurt
02.06.2018 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP
Buttermere Festival
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sup Air
Leaf

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged landing approach in light wind conditions. Pilot ran out of landing area and collided with a food van and bystander.

Unhurt
02.06.2018 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
AP
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made a slope landing but got his foot caught on uneven ground.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

01.06.2018 Female

Age:
33

Rating:
Qualified Pilot
Poniente
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Low airtime Pilot struck power lines while making landing approach.

Seriously Injured
30.05.2018 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Private Field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Roadster 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off successfully but was caught out by rotor from trees in stiffening breeze.

Minor Injuries
28.05.2018 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
P
Dodd Fell (East)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Evo2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made approach to impromptu bottom landing field but did not anticipate steep wind gradient. Pilot landed fast causing minor damage to upright and A frame knuckle joint.

Unhurt
23.05.2018 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
AP
Curium
Cyprus

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

Wing:
Advance
Bi Beta 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched glider but realised that it was lifting asymmetrically and saw that one of the wing crew still had hold of the wing tip. Pilot shouted to ‘let go’ which they didn’t. Within a split second both the passenger and pilot were swung uncontrollably to the side of the launch site.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries
20.05.2018 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
P
Mendlesham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Evo2

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot crashed on take-off on winch launch. Pilot called "all out" before wind was fully on anticipating it would straighten but it did not. Also, possibility of thermal turbulence sinking down from above during launch pushing right wing down.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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