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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
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
03.10.2015 Female

Age:
55

Rating:
None
Fochriw/Bedlinog Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Spark

Launch Type:
Foot
Student sat down on launch and glider over flew and pulled student over. Glider then pulled student down the slope.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

26.09.2015 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP
Whitewool
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Very Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered frontal collapse while at low level and landed heavily.

Unhurt
26.09.2015 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot (hill/winhch/aerotow)
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
U2

Launch Type:
Foot
10 minutes into a soaring flight pilot noticed chest strap and zip pop open. Pilot climbed into uprights and made safe bottom landing.

Unhurt
25.09.2015 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilots had mid-air collision while soaring and thermalling on busy ridge. One of the pilots suffered an asymmetric collapse and spiralled into the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

22.09.2015 Female

Age:
30

Rating:
Under EP Instruction
Quatro Mohones
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student had good take off while attempting a 'low hop' flight but as she became airborne she applied excessive brake. She was instructed to 'ease off' the brakes but instead released them immediately resulting in a dive towards the ground and subsequent heavy landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

19.09.2015 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
AP
Marston Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Snake (not xx)

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider at low level while attempting a high banked turn during slalom practice. During the manoeuvre the pilot noticed the left brake handle had become detached from the brake lines. The pilot was unable to regain control and crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 23 April 2021

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