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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 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
08.09.2015 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
HMS Mercury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot struck hawthorn bush while scratching low in weak conditions.

Minor Injuries
01.09.2015 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
AP
Dungiven west
Ireland
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro 2000
Laminar

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot disconnected Xtube tension strop to realine rear wires. On reassembling glider he forgot to reconnect Xtube strop. When about to launch pilot noticed VB was slack and then noticed Xtube strop not connected.

Unhurt
26.08.2015 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Swiss Licence
Le Chalvet
France

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Enzo 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was flying using speed bar when the glider suffered a large frontal collapse. Pilot assessed the collapse as not recoverable given his altitude and so deployed his parachute. Pilot landed safely in trees.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

18.08.2015 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was forced to take avoiding action by another paraglider pilot who refused to give way while ridge soaring. Pilot, who refused to give his name, said he didn't give way as he didn't want to drop out the lift band.

Unhurt
17.08.2015 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
P
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Bi Beta 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Immediately after launch a loud 'crack' was heard from the right side spreader bar. The pilot made an immediate bottom landing. On inspection the plastic bar inside the Advance rigid spreader had snapped though it remained encased in the fabric sheath.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
17.08.2015 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Bi Beta 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilots misjudged approach and landed on the bank of a river. Luckily the glider over flew them and landed on the grass bank.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
15.08.2015 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off with the nose up and one wing down. On leaving the ground the glider stall turned and rotated into the hillside.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15.08.2015 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with a hang glider having failed to see the glider until too late. Gliders touched wing tips and both were able to land safely.

Unhurt
15.08.2015 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Hang glider pilot had mid-air collision with paraglider pilot. Paraglider turned to return down ridge but then flew towards hang glider. Hang glider attempted to dive clear but collided. Both were able to land safely.

Unhurt
15.08.2015 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Witchieknowe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught by strong thermic cycle while grouhdhandling causing swift body rotation leading to twisted knee and minor injury. Able to depower wing and regain control without getting dragged. Packed up and walked off hill.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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