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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
22.05.2016 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Ringstead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while coastal soaring and deployed his emergency parachute. Visibility was not perfect due to thin, low cloud.

Unhurt
22.05.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Durdle Door
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
While concentrating on another pilot the incident pilot found himself in a head-on situation with another paraglider. Both pilots turned left in an attempt to avoid the collision.

Unhurt
21.05.2016 Male Warren Barn Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent

Launch Type:
Foot
A pilot under training failed to control the glider during a forward launch and was dragged, incurring injury.

Minor Injuries
17.05.2016 Male

Rating:
Pilot
St Hilaire de Touvet
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot made a ramp launch in thermic conditions with a cross wind. During the launch sequence the cross wind lifted the right wing tip causing the glider to turn left back towards the mountainside, where it impacted young trees, causing light damage to the glider.

Unhurt
15.05.2016 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
CP
Westbury, Wiltshire
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot turned towards the hill in moderate thermic conditions and experienced a large asymmetric deflation and cravat in close proximity to the hill, leading to a heavy landing.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

14.05.2016 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Fforest fields
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Antea

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider while on approach to landing. Glider dived unexpectedly and pilot landed on a tent. Further inspection showed A lines had failed on one side.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

14.05.2016

Rating:
Pilot
Hundred House
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 4

Launch Type:
Foot
On landing approach in moderate thermic conditions the pilot induced a spin below a height at which the pilot could recover normal flight. This led to a heavy impact and subsequent injury.

Seriously Injured
12.05.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP
Oludeniz
Turkey

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz z5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was performing full stalls during SIV training. Successful reserve deployment after twists. Beamer 2 deployed quickly with no twists. Pilot pulled in paraglider (no quick outs), then steered and landed on beach. Pilot had not read reserve manual and put in excessive steering inputs creating a slightly unstable (swinging) descent, but landed with a roll and was unhurt.

Unhurt
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
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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