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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
17.06.2017 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Pilot
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot noticed clip on harness chest buckle was not right as 'release button' had gone inside the buckle. Pilot adjusted the buckle but was able to pull buckle open with minimal force.

Unhurt
16.06.2017 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Butser hill west
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Senso

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was blown back over launch in breezy conditions and suffered a frontal collapse when trying to push forwards. Glider entered spiral and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

16.06.2017 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot failed to asses fluctuating wind direction while making landing approach and flew through rotor turbulence. Glider suffered asymmetric collapse and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Internal Injuries

16.06.2017 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Sandymouth bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 9

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by switching light winds while attempting a coastal ridge run. Pilot was forced to land in small cove having got too low to land anywhere else.

Unhurt
16.06.2017 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 4

Launch Type:
Foot
On launching pilot was caught out by a gust. Pilot was blown back into the car park and collided with a parked car.

Unhurt
14.06.2017 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP
Mere, Rifle Range
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Fides 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider while inflating glider in breezy conditions. Pilot was pulled back towards fence but was able to step over. Parachute deployment handle got caught on the fence, pulling it from it's container.

Unhurt
14.06.2017 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was ground handling when airborne pilot flew into his wing. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

13.06.2017 Male

Age:
50
Bedlinog
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student failed to flare properly and landed in a seated position.

Minor Injuries
06.06.2017 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot (Hill)
Sopot
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
EPSILON 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider on launch and impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured
04.06.2017 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint evo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while attempting to bottom land in strong windy and thermic conditions. Pilot saved serious injury as he landed in a tree.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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