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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
25.05.2017 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Tan Hill, Wiltshire
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot became boxed in while ridge soaring in breezy conditions. Wing tips touched with other glider but all landed safely.

Unhurt
25.05.2017 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Rushup Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders

Launch Type:
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse shortly after take-off and lost control of his glider. Pilot struck the slope heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

24.05.2017 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Woldingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills wing
Eagle

Engine:
Wasp
Wasp

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot stalled on take-off.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

Passenger
Unhurt
24.05.2017 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP
Challow Paramotor Club
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Roadster 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot went off line during powered launch and collided with a fence.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

24.05.2017 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP
Challow Paramotor Club
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot attempted to launch but did not get airborne before running into a fence.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

23.05.2017 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot
Llangollen
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot decided to top land in conditions where the wind was switching around causing occasional turbulence. Pilot suffered low level asymmetric collapse and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

21.05.2017 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Knot attaching the control handle to the brake line became detached during inflation. Pilot fell while trying to control wing as it was blown across the slope. Glider had recently been serviced and the control lines adjusted.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

21.05.2017 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to gain height to fly round to the front of the hill knowing the wind had gone off to the east. Pilot lost height and flew back to the ridge but encountered leeside turbulence. Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse which he recovered but then suffered full collapse and struck hillside.

Minor Injuries
19.05.2017 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Parlick (South face)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot walked down hill in windy conditions in order to launch in lighter winds. On flying towards the slope the pilot experienced severe sink and collided with the hill. The pilot was then lifted and dragged at an angle up the slope. Pilot landed heavily but was able to eventually control glider.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

16.05.2017 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot deployed emergency parachute while on SIV course having suffered a cravat during asymmetric collapse exercise. Pilot entered spiral descent and was unable to recover.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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