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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
04.02.2018 Male

Age:
84

Rating:
Pilot
Crimdon dene
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Rain, Snow
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took of in windy conditions and was blown back into a caravan park.

Unhurt
04.02.2018 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion3

Launch Type:
Foot
After preparing for flight and having completed pre-flight checks, pilot decided to change launch point. Pilot unclipped leg straps to make walking easier. Pilot did not carry out full pre-flight check and took off with leg straps undone. Pilot was unable to get into seat but was able to land due to vertical safety strap.

Unhurt
04.02.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Carrock Fell

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was using "Wind Riders" hand warmers while flying. Pilot applied 'big ears' to give separation from a higher pilot before landing. On releasing the big ears and attempting to make a landing approach, the pilot found that his brake pulleys had become jammed in the fabric of the Wind Riders. Pilot landed hard in a sharp turn but was uninjured.

Unhurt
30.01.2018 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Haresfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot caught wingtip in trees while ridge soaring but was able to turn away and land safely. Glider suffered broken lines at the top of the 'B' cascade at the wing tip.

Unhurt
26.01.2018 Female

Age:
50

Rating:
AP
Uffington White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had been dragged on previous landing and failed to notice emergency parachute handle had become detached. Pilot was attempting to launch again but was stopped by a pilot who had noticed the parachute handle was not attached.

Unhurt
24.01.2018 Female

Age:
33
La Paca
Spain

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student has asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring. Glider caught tree and swung student into hillside.

Seriously Injured
23.01.2018 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP
Mirador del Rio
Spain

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Aircross
U Prime 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off from lower launch and gradually gained height. Was too close to ridge and failed to note the increase in wind strength with height. Caught in venturi at top of the ridge and crashed (the crash was not witnessed).

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

17.01.2018 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Valle De Bravo
Mexico

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot drifted into the lee of a rocky feature and suffered an asymmetric collapse. Pilot deployed parachute and landed safely.

Unhurt
15.01.2018 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
CP
Tower Hill East
India

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

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 5

Launch Type:
Foot
When launching in light conditions the pilot sat in harness before the glider was properly flying. This resulted in the glider diving forward and the pilot sliding down the slope into a tree.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

14.01.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Hope Cove
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Launch Type:
Foot
On making his approach to land the pilot entered rotor turbulence caused by nearby cliffs. Wind had changed direction in the hour since the pilot took off.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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