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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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There are 2814 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
27.04.2017 Male

Age:
68
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student made a good approach to top landing but drifted towards parked cars. On attempting to control the wing on landing the student was dragged into one of the parked cars causing damage to the car.

Unhurt
26.04.2017 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
White mountain
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Rain, Snow
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was scratching close to the slope and did not notice a change in the wind direction. This resulted in a fast downwind leg and the pilot struck his foot on rocks in sinking air.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

23.04.2017 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Sibson
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Rigid Hang Glider

Wing:
AIR
ATOS V

Launch Type:
Pilot put new wires on Atos V glider. Pilot felt glider was not right but could not find fault. Later pilot discovered the sheathing on the new wires on one side was bunched up. It appears the locating sleeve at the bottom of the uprights has not been crimped properly to the wire and has been sliding back and forth, being retained by the plastic sheathing on previous flights.

Unhurt
22.04.2017 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Disused Military Airfield
Malaysia

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Speedster 2

Engine:
Air Conception
E-Nitro

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot suffered failed take-off in changeable light winds leading to heavy impact with tarmac take-off area. Pilot was recovering from previous muscle strain at the time.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

19.04.2017 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
AP
Pen y Fan
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
LM6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot noticed that chest strap was undone on LHS of harness 3.5 hours into a closed circuit cross country flight. Upon noticing, pilot flew into calm air and was able to connect the harness strap. The glider had handled normally during the flight until that point. The pilot continued the flight and landed safely.

Unhurt
18.04.2017 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
AP
Back of Ecton
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Niviuk
Peak 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider making tight turns on approach to landing.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

17.04.2017 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Barton Aerodrome
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot noticed frayed webbing between harness and Charly tow release while packing away.

Unhurt
17.04.2017 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Westbury Bratton Camp
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot applies excessive control input while turning into wind for a landing. Pilot spun glider at low level but landed safely.

Unhurt
13.04.2017 Female

Age:
40
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student had completed short soaring flight and was briefed for a slope landing. On making initial approach student clipped tree in hedge line causing the glider to surge forward. Student landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

13.04.2017 Female

Age:
24

Rating:
CP
Fochriw
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was ridge soaring and got too close to the slope resulting in a fast impact.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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