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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
10.07.2017 Male

Age:
50
Walla crag
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum

Launch Type:
Foot
Tandem pilot was executing a cross-slope launch when the glider tip caught a tree. Pilot and passenger became airborne before pilot was able to mush glider to the ground landing in a bush.

Pilot
Minor Injuries

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

09.07.2017 Male

Rating:
EP day 3
Devils Dyke back field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
Fun

Launch Type:
Student encountered buoyant air while on short tethered flight. Student climbed uprights instead of pulling in and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.07.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Dodd Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level, possibly due to turbulence from a wall and lee rotor.

Minor Injuries
06.07.2017 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
AP
Slieau Curn
Isle Of Man

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
ITV
Turquoise

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst launching in light winds the passengers footwear (trainers) came off due to the pilots feet catching the passengers heels on the take off run. The passenger stopped running and during the subsequent fall he sustained the minor injuries.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries
05.07.2017 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Moreton Common
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Niviuk
Kougar 2

Engine:
TechnoFly
Octagon (Nitro)

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot was walking towards wing with engine running (warm up phase) when it went to full power and throttle cable caught in propeller, pulling hand backwards through netting into spinning propeller as he fell sideways onto ground.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

02.07.2017 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Parafest N Wales
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Engine:
Wasp
EOS100

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot made emergency landing having lost power. Discovered exhaust had fallen off and gone through prop. Fuel tank had also ruptured and was spraying fuel.

Unhurt
26.06.2017 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Barton on sea
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while performing wing overs. Pilot crashed into hillside having drifted back into an area of turbulence.

Minor Injuries
25.06.2017 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Pilot
'Stella' - Bassano
Italy

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took, off with slight tailwind and was unable to clear trees in front of take-off.

Minor Injuries
22.06.2017 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
CP
Talybont
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot inadvertently took off into leeside breeze and encountered turbulent conditions. Pilot opted to slope land but landed heavily in sinking air.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

19.06.2017 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
Pilot
Col de Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered frontal collapse while thermalling close to the ridge in strong thermic conditions. Pilot was blown into the slope and glider caught in a small tree.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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