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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 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
22.10.2016 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
CP
Bo peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Yeti

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to top land close to a barbwire fence. Speedbar caught on fence then glider fell on fence.

Unhurt
21.10.2016 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
AP
Villebois Lavallette
France
Paraglider

Wing:
Koch
Winch

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
During a routine inspection of the weak link components of a twin drum Koch winch it was found that the aluminium cases that house the aluminium weak links had their ends burred over such that the link would not slide out of the housing. This rendered the weak link inoperative and the force required to break it would have been considerably more than the certified intended force.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
19.10.2016 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP
Devils dyke
United Kingdom
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Seedwings
Space

Launch Type:
Pilot was struggling to attach nose wires. It transpired that the glider had been in a minor crash on landing and the replaced uprights were too long. The uprights were subsequently changed.

Unhurt
15.10.2016 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
T2C

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was flying slowly to maximise lift causing the wing to stall when turning into approach base leg. Glider landed heavily.

Unhurt
14.10.2016 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
360
India

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Tala

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse at low level while thermalling. Pilot was unable to regain control of the glider and deployed his emergency parachute. Parachute had insufficient height to deploy fully and pilot impacted rocks.

Fatal:
Head Injuries

10.10.2016 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Herne Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
While coastal soaring the pilot was blown back into rotor turbulence by strengthening wind.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

10.10.2016 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Roadster 2

Engine:
Air Conception
Ultra 130

Launch Type:
Powered
Paramotor pilot posted Airprox having had an encounter with a biplane that appeared to be involved in a display with two balloons. Pilot did not realise the biplane was a full sized manned aircraft, having initially thought it was a drone.

Unhurt
09.10.2016 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Mundsley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by strengthening winds and was blown back into a village. While being blown back, pilot pushed off house chimney to avoid standing on roof before crashing through a telephone line and landing in conifers.

Unhurt
03.10.2016 Male

Age:
18

Rating:
Pilot Rated

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
GTS

Engine:
ParaJet
Zenith

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot lost control shortly after launch when he discovered a control line was wrapped around one riser. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

02.10.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP

Turkey
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During routine kit inspection before start of SIV, reserve deployment failure identified. Damage to harness had most likely happened during accident the previous year. Reserve retaining flap had ripped and reserve had fallen through the hole making deployment impossible. Reserve set up and internal parts of the harness had not been inspected since the accident.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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