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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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There are 2758 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
20.10.2015 Male

Age:
73

Rating:
CP
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with tandem glider while ridge soaring.

Unhurt
18.10.2015 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Whitby
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged crossing and ended up low in lee of harbour wall. Pilot accidentally spun glider attempting to avoid sea and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
17.10.2015 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
AP
Marske
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Combat L

Launch Type:
Foot
Hang glider nose wire person was inexperienced and released glider with a lot of tension on the nose wires. The glider turned immediately downwind despite pilot correcting and hit the ground just behind take off.

Minor Injuries
12.10.2015 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Wolf Crag
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Ozone
Zero

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while speedflying and was unable to recover in height available.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

11.10.2015 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
AP
Mam tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
T2C

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach having decided to execute right, then left turn to lose height, and stalled glider.

Minor Injuries
10.10.2015 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Meall a' Bhuachaille, Aviemore
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of paraglider while trying to forward launch on uneven terrain in light wind.

Minor Injuries
08.10.2015 Male

Age:
63
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Raven

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot got into difficulties while top landing.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

04.10.2015 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot + tandem
Golden Ball
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bi Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed tandem glider and attempted to release glider with Quickouts. Pilot found that trimmers had prevented Quickouts from operating as they blocked the inner from releasing.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
04.10.2015 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
AP
Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot noticed buckle lever had stuck open so only one of the two levers was securing the buckle. Similar to fault described in Sup' Air Safety Notice No. 3 August 6th 2008.

Unhurt
03.10.2015 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
CP
Benone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Roadster

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot noticed that heat from the exhaust melted a hole in the fuel tank. Proximity of exhaust very close to tank.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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