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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
03.12.2017 Male Pilling
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
NRG Pro

Engine:
Apco
Air Comfort

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot lost control of glider while flying at low altitude and crashed into ploughed field.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

28.11.2017 Female

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Selsley Common
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot reverse launched glider but was kited sideways into and over a bush. Pilot was thrown heavily to ground landing on her arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

27.11.2017 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
None
Bornos
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was attempting first forward launch and fell forward landing on his hand.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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
19.11.2017 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
None
Ditchling Beacon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
On 5th 'maintaining course and airspeed' flight launch student applied excessive right hand brake, initiating a turn to the right without leaving the ground. He fell over, put out his right hand and on striking an anthill, breaking his wrist.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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

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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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