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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
20.06.2016 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Merthyr Tydfil
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Swing
Savage

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made poor approach and was forced to take avoiding action to miss obstacles, resulting in a downwind landing in bracken.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18.06.2016 Male

Age:
42
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider at low level and impacted heavily sustaining fatal injuries.

Fatal
17.06.2016 Male

Age:
56
Montellano
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not run fast enough and jumped into harness seat on launch. Glider overflew and student swung into small bush causing the student to swing round into the slope.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.06.2016 Female

Age:
30
Limerstone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Cruiser

Launch Type:
Foot
Student made slightly heavier than usual landing and sprained ankle slightly.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

08.06.2016 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
During a dual paraglider tow launch, the passenger stumbled, causing knee injury to the pilot whilst attempting to support the passenger's weight. The launch was aborted, with no injury to the passenger.

Pilot
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Unhurt
05.06.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Craigellachie
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off from knee deep heather in strong conditions. Pilot entered thermal and glider immediately entered spin. Pilot struck rock face at speed. Inspection showed speedbar line had been wrapped around vario prior to take-off.

Seriously Injured
05.06.2016 Male Dee Estuary
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Synth 2

Launch Type:
Foot
While flying low, pilot caught foot in water and was forced to land in estuary. Pilot was forced to request assistance due to mud and incoming tide.

Unhurt
04.06.2016 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
Griefenburg
Austria

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Rain, Snow
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
U2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilots of similar weights and on same gliders, took off from same site at the same time on top to bottoms. They arrived at the landing area at the same time but due to switching winds, landed in opposite directions. Pilots avoided a collision by 6m.

Unhurt
04.06.2016 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst walking up the hill with an inflated wing, the emergency parachute inner container inadvertently released from the pilot's Gin Gingo 3 harness, despite the closure pins having been previously checked in their positions.

Unhurt
04.06.2016 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
P
Buttermere
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bobcat

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged his approach and wingtip clipped a tree causing the glider to turn off the intended path. With insufficient height to make any corrections the pilot landed on the roof of a parked car.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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