Paraglider

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:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
09.04.2016

Age:
42
Woldingham Valley
United Kingdom
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hiway
Stubby

Launch Type:
Foot
Student flared too early. As the glider descended the student's arm hit the upright.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

Passenger
Unhurt
05.04.2016 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Discus

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider while attempting to bottom land in strong thermic conditions.

Minor Injuries:
Thoracic Spine

02.04.2016 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP
Beachhead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot twisted his foot on touchdown during normal landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

31.03.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Lackhampton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Trango XC2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot infringed airspace due to incorrect set-up of Kobo navigation device.

Unhurt
25.03.2016 Female

Age:
35
Muggary Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The student was doing exercise 13, maintaining course and airspeed, she was no more than 4 meters off of the ground the whole flight, she turned cross wind while on her final glide, didn't flare and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

22.03.2016 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Selsey
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Hadron xx

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a collapse at low level.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

22.03.2016 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was involved in a near miss while thermalling. Other pilot involved refused to accept there had been an issue.

Unhurt
20.03.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
AP
Model Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed to fix issue with harness. On relaunching the pilot forgot to do hang check and failed to notice he had not fastened his chest buckles. Pilot was able to fasten then in flight.

Unhurt
19.03.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Minster
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Raven

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged the wind strength on launch and was unable to penetrate into wind. Pilot was blown back and stalled into bramble bushes.

Unhurt
14.03.2016 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Traprain Law
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse on take off, side impact into rocks.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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