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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
18.05.2018 Male

Age:
57

United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Launch Type:
Pre flight inspection of Icaro helmet revealed that one of the two retaining loops of plastic coated cord had snapped and detached at the front end at it's retaining point where it is fixed with a rivet. On inspection of spare helmet, it was found that in the same place, the outer plastic coating had snapped, but was still being retained by the inner cord core.

Unhurt
18.05.2018 Male
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:
Unknown

Engine:
Zanzoterra

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot was reported to have been attempting to start his paramotor engine on the ground (not on his back) when the incident occurred. He sustained fatal head injuries when the prop came into contact with his head. Post incident inspection of the motor revealed the throttle handle was locked at half throttle position. The unit was fitted with an electric start system and showed signs of previous damage to one the cage upright supports.

Fatal
18.05.2018 Male

Age:
49
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched successfully but then applied hard right then left controls and pendulumed into the ground.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18.05.2018 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
P
Sopot
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Eden 6

Launch Type:
Foot
On landing approach, the experienced pilot gave way to a low airtime pilot and hit a tree to avoid mid air collision.

Minor Injuries
17.05.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
EP
Planfait,
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
When Taking off, the student, caught his hand on the reserve handle and brushed the lower bushes of the take off area. The reserve was deployed, which in turn made the main glider drive down. the student remained clam, and landed in the trees in front of the take off.

Unhurt
16.05.2018 Male

Age:
53
Campo coy lump
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot fell over his own feet after he had landed and fell on his face. His sunglasses dug into his nose which needed a few stitches.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

14.05.2018 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
AP
Murton Pike
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Flow
XCRacer

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while attempting to thermal. Pilot suspects lack of sleep and dehydration were significant factors.

Minor Injuries
13.05.2018 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot turned low in a thermal close to trees. Pilot then hit sink and was caught in the rotor behind the trees. Glider suffered asymmetric collapses but pilot was able to land but hit a fence post.

Unhurt
12.05.2018 Male

Age:
40
Talybont
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Nevada

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged wind direction and attempted to make a slope landing downwind on steep terrain. Pilot tripped on landing.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

12.05.2018 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot forward launched in a gentle breeze from Babadag 1800m take-off. Glider came up slightly asymmetrically. Pilot eventually moved under the wing, but failed to load the glider up with his body weight. Glider experienced a small frontal collapse on the edge of take off. Pilot fell off the front of launch. The glider did not fully recover before the pilot hit the road below.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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