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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
02.10.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Cow Close Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Tattoo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while soaring in weak conditions. Pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
02.10.2016 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
AP
Model ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Foot
Experienced pilot I chose to test fly the glider for a beginner. On rigging pilot noticed the compression struts were not totally tight but failed to appreciate that with the particular design if loose they could actually detach. The starboard side detached as the glider came under load and was found inside the sail. The resultant turn was unrecoverable and the glider turned and cartwheeled. Pilot chose to keep hold of the uprights rather than take any head impact. This resulted in both broken upper arms.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

01.10.2016 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Not applicable
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Not APPLICABLE

Launch Type:
On repacking parachute to new harness pilot found the chute would not deploy without pulling the velcro apart. Also had loose webbing to webbing connection.

Unhurt
27.09.2016 Male

Rating:
CP Hill
Bornos
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Engine:
Miniplane
Top 80

Launch Type:
Powered
Student attempted initial launch run but stopped immediately due to strained calf.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

23.09.2016 Male

Age:
53
Institute gravel car park
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Roadster 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered engine failure after 15 minutes but had height to return to take-off. Take-off area was sloping carpark and pilot was forced to land crosswind. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

23.09.2016

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence


Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot infringed danger zone but landed immediately without incident. Warning levels incorrectly set on Flymaster Nav.

Unhurt
21.09.2016 Male

Age:
55
Quatro Mojones
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student lost balance as glider came up to one side. Student caught ankle on rock.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

19.09.2016 Female Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student sprained ankle during tandem take-off run causing launch to be aborted.

Pilot
Unhurt:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17.09.2016 Male

Age:
60
Montellano
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was on final approach but induced slight pendulum resulting in heavier landing on one foot.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15.09.2016 Male

Age:
52
Sartfell
Isle Of Man

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was attempting a top landing and failed to properly align into wind for touchdown. He was landing on heather and stumbled sideways onto the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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