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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
18.02.2017 Male

Age:
29
Warren
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Pure 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took of for coastal flight but was caught out by sea fog. Pilot lost visibility and drifted over the back but was able to land safely.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
18.02.2017 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
The Warren
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Pilot was coastal soaring with four other pilots when they were caught out by coastal fog. The pilot attempted to fly along the cliff tops to avoid a collision, but without visibility, became disoriented. Pilot came out of fog low over a main road but was able to land safely.

Unhurt
18.02.2017 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Warren
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by low cloud while coastal soaring. Pilot drifted back in zero visibility and found himself over a road with only 15m clearance. Pilot landed safely on the verge.

Unhurt
17.02.2017 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Whixhall
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot started his engine an left it idling as it had a clutch, while he sorted out his wing. On returning to the engine the pilot held the frame with his right hand and picked up the throttle with his left. On picking up the throttle up he accidentally applied pressure, causing the motor to lurch forward unexpectedly. The pilots hand slipped off the frame and into the moving prop.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

07.02.2017 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Los Tanques
Colombia

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skyman
Cross Country

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot got low between two sets of power lines and opted to slope land. Pilot hit sink then suffered an asymmetric collapse landing heavily.

Seriously Injured
31.01.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
AP
Porterville
South Africa

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Very Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Zeno

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a frontal collapse with recovered with a 40-50% cravat. The pilot attempted to pump out the cravat but entered a spiral dive. Pilot deployed his emergency parachute but landed on a rock.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

29.01.2017 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Pilot
Val d'isere
France

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Speedrider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Nano

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost too much height on approach as he had not taken into account the strength of the valley wind. Pilot landed 10m short of landing area and caught glider on a lamp post, narrowly avoiding buildings and cars.

Unhurt
25.01.2017 Male

Age:
49
New Lane
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student attempted to top land in increasing winds. Student used speed bar but sustained an asymmetric collapse at about 5m. Student landed awkwardly while turning.

Minor Injuries
22.01.2017 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
CP
Sarangkot
Nepal

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed in a tree then fell while attempting to climb down.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

21.01.2017 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Local field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Roadster 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was making an approach to a familiar landing area but in an unfamiliar wind direction. Pilot turned through a break in the trees into direct sunlight then realised he was heading for high voltage power lines. The pilot applied power and pulled hard right tip steering line. The pilot avoided the power lines but the glider entered a spin resulting in a heavy landing.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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