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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
06.05.2016 Male

Age:
68
Quattro
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot
Student used too much brake on launch. His feet left the ground momentarily before coming back down where student twisted ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

06.05.2016 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Hang gliding pilot. Tow,aerotow,power.
Airways airsports
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills
U2

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
While test flying a hang glider, pilot forgot to release the tow line. After a short circuit flight the pilot landed and noticed the line still attached.

Unhurt
05.05.2016 Male

Age:
62
Rushup Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot inflated wing and noticed cravat on left side. He attempted to clear it but took off anyway. He continued to attempt to clear the cravat but caused the glider to pendulum. The glider then entered a left turn and the pilot impacted the slope heavily.

Seriously Injured
05.05.2016 Male Gelligaer
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha

Launch Type:
Foot
Student twisted ankle while ground handling.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

04.05.2016 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flared on landing in strong wind and was lifted up and landed on one leg.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

02.05.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Montmin
France
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot deployed emergency parachute due to cravated spiral during SIV training. Harness velcro failed to release bridle causing the bridle to rip off the bridle tunnel rendering the airbag inoperative. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
23.04.2016 Male Lords Seat
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot on speed wing got blown back in strong winds and crashed behind a wall where there would have been severe turbulence.

Seriously Injured
17.04.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
EP under training
Sopot
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student fell over on to side due to line over wingtip causing glider to go off to one side.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

17.04.2016 Female

Age:
53

Rating:
AP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
During BCC competition pilot flew low over take-off area. Another pilot inflated glider immediately below flying pilot without looking. Airborne pilot shouted and launching pilot pulled wing back down.

Unhurt
17.04.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Corn Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stalled glider at low level in turbulent, thermic conditions. Pilot impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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