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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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
04.11.2016 Male

Age:
25
Sirkot
Nepal

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Koyot 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Nepalese Pilot took off while on an IPPI thermal training course. He flew for approximately ten minutes before being seen in a locked in spiral dive. The pilot did not recover from the spiral dive and crashed.

Fatal
02.11.2016 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Clough Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 9

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot received glider back from repair centre to find that a proportion of the brake cascade had not been reconnected.

Unhurt
30.10.2016 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Fransham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z4

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Paraglider pilot winched up with excessive force during a competition. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
29.10.2016 Female

Age:
39

Rating:
CP
Ager
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Rise 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot lost control of the paraglider in close proximity to the hillside and impacted the ground sustaining fatal injuries.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

29.10.2016 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot Power
Private Field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Force 2

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot stalled wing while turning against the torque at low level in attempt to avoid overflying neighbours. Pilot managed to kill engine before heavy impact.

Minor Injuries
23.10.2016 Male

Age:
37
Pilling
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Powered PG

Wing:
Jojo Wings
Instinct

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of paramotor at low altitude.

Fatal
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
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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