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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 2836 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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

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

11.04.2017 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
CP
Gribbles ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered an aneurysm and collapsed while ground handling prior to launch.

Seriously Injured:
Head Injuries

10.04.2017 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
RX3.5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had not attached nose cone properly causing the glider to become unstable during high speed glide. Glider descended rapidly and impacted heavily bending both uprights.

Unhurt
09.04.2017 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP
Gemona
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bgd
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a frontal collapse which then led to a cravat. This subsequently led to a spiral dive, pilot tried to regain control of the wing and remove the cravat but to no avail. Reserve deployed when it was clear that there was insufficient height to regain control but was to low to deploy fully. Pilot spiral into the tree canopy and then impacted the ground.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

08.04.2017 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Ballard down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered cravat while coastal soaring and lost height in recovering. Pilot landed in the sea but was able to swim to a cave and recover kit. Pilot rescued by RNLI.

Unhurt
08.04.2017 Male

Age:
32
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Student attempted to launch but glider came up to one side. Student told to abort launch but continued and dived over a fence landing on shoulder.

Seriously Injured
08.04.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made 360 degree turn in front of hill in weak lift. Glider began to spin then stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.04.2017 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Fairsnape/Parlick
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Triple 7
Queen

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot entered thermal in strong, punchy conditions. Glider began to spin then entered parachutal stall to the ground 30m below.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

07.04.2017 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP
Mount subasio
Italy

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had almost taken off but sat back in harness before the glider was fully flying. Pilot collided with slope fracturing his leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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