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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
13.03.2017 Male

Age:
19

Rating:
CP
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo1

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched with speed system twisted and applied 50%. Pilot was able to bottom land safely. Speedbar had come away from velcro holder.

Unhurt
11.03.2017 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Meall a' Bhuachaille
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Geo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot aborted launch in breezy conditions having noticed his brake was twisted. The glider came down 'nose first'. On relaunching the pilot did not carry out a pre-flight check and was lifted off the ground with a full twist in his risers. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
09.03.2017 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Butser hill - west
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 5

Launch Type:
Pilot applied full speedbar to prevent being blown back in strong wind. Once clear the pilot applied brake before releasing the speedbar. Pilot applied more brake to counter turbulence then glider stalled and rotated into the hill from approx 10m.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

03.03.2017 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Apia
Colombia

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew into a strong thermal and stalled glider in attempting to catch the dive. Glider then spun and pilot deployed his emergency parachute. Pilot landed in trees.

Unhurt
24.02.2017 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
El Bosque
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 2 light

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot came in low to bottom landing resulting in aggressive final turn into wind. Pilot sprained ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

24.02.2017 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
CP
Devils dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Phantom

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was attempting to top land in busy conditions when another pilot took off in front of him. Pilot ended up doing a 360 into the hill.

Unhurt
19.02.2017 Male Bagworth Park Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Snake

Engine:
Techno Fly / Air Conception
Octagon 190

Launch Type:
Powered
The pilot was seen to induce a spiral dive at about 1000ft above ground level, and maintained the spiral. At approx 300ft above ground level the pilot was seen to impact a second pilot and they rotated through 360 degrees before separating. The second landed safely and was uninjured (his wing was damaged). The first pilot continued his spiral to the ground and suffered fatal injuries..

Fatal
19.02.2017 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Bagworth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Viper 4

Engine:
Techno-fly
Nitro 200

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot had mid-air collision with a second pilot who had been 300m above but was in an uncontrolled spiral dive. The collision caused the pilot to spin, damaging his glider. The glider then collapsed but the pilot was able to recover and land safely. The second pilot continued to spiral until hitting the ground sustains fatal injuries.

Unhurt
18.02.2017 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had to take collision avoidance action while ridge soaring with the ridge to his right. Pilot was forced to turn right and top land downwind to avoid colliding with the other pilot.

Unhurt
18.02.2017 Male

Age:
26

Rating:
CP
Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted a 360 degree turn in front of the hill but was too close. Pilot hit hillside.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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