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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
15.08.2016 Male

Age:
37
Warren Barn Farm
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
UP
Ascent 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student lost balance on launch and fell over.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.08.2016 Male

Age:
36
Moel Elio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Discus

Launch Type:
Foot
Student sprained ankle on take off run.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

09.08.2016 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Liddington Castle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Volt 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered large deflation while on bar and at altitude while on XC. Glider entered cascade and despite 4 attempts to stall out, pilot ended up with large cravat. Pilot opted to deploy parachute as he could not guarantee being able to land safely. Parachute deployed but downplayed with glider. Pilot landed in trees uninjured.

Unhurt
06.08.2016 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Newgale
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Game 42

Launch Type:
Foot
Tandem passenger tripped during launch twisting fingers.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

06.08.2016 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot sustained asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring in strong, gusty and thermic conditions. Pilot could not regain control of the glider before impacting heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

30.07.2016 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Plaine Joux
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by deteriorating weather and was forced to land on hard ground in lee of ridge and trees. Pilot landed heavily in PLF position.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

30.07.2016 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Moel Famau
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot collided with (unspecified) obstacle while on final approach.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

23.07.2016 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Eype
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Ignition

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off without adequate pre-flight check and took off in front of approaching pilot.

Unhurt
23.07.2016 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Immediately after taking off the pilot put his feet into his pod and one of the pod support strings snapped. Pilot top landed and made repair.

Unhurt
22.07.2016 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
CP
Branscombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot applied excessive control on final approach to top landing. Glider stalled at approx 6m and pilot landed heavily.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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