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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
19.11.2017 Female

Age:
34

Rating:
Pilot
N/A
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 3

Launch Type:
After flying, pilot was packing away and noticed parachute pins were fully released and parachute was being held in only by velcro. During pre-flight check the pilot had checked parachute handle but had not lifted flap to check pins.

Unhurt
15.11.2017 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Bornos Lake
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost balance on launch having recovered from small frontal collapse then fell forward dislocating his shoulder.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15.11.2017 Male

Age:
64
Swyre
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student stalled glider while on approach and landed on his back.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

11.11.2017 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
P
Mam Tor NW face
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched in strong winds and could not penetrate forwards. Pilot landed on top but was then dragged across the ground, hitting the remains of a wall.

Unhurt
05.11.2017 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
N/A
India

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 7

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hit sinking air while on final approach and at 3m agl. Pilot hit boulder.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

04.11.2017 Female

Age:
29

Rating:
CP
Gothem landing site
India

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Geronimo

Launch Type:
Foot
On approach to landing field the pilot turned right over a wall to 'S' off height. The wing then hit sink whist passing back over the wall on the final approach and collided with the wall, breaking the seat plate in the harness.

Minor Injuries:
Pelvis

27.10.2017 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
None
Hay bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not complete flare and may have caught foot on uneven ground. Student landed on his feet and ran a few steps.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15.10.2017 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Barton On Sea
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Nevada

Launch Type:
Foot
While ridge soaring in light conditions and on a downwind beat, the pilot struck an outcrop on the top of the cliff.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

14.10.2017 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
None
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student stained thigh while landing normally.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

13.10.2017 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
AP
Algodonales (Poniente)
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Eden 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by change in wind direction on launch and was dragged into other pilots.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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