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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:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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

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
13.03.2016 Male

Age:
28
Nigel's
Morocco

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral

Launch Type:
Foot
While ground handling the student stepped back and inadvertently took off. On leaving the ground the student turned the wrong way causing the risers to twist. The glider turned and crashed just below take off.

Minor Injuries
13.03.2016 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Treak Cliff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Swift 2

Launch Type:
Foot
On take off pilot accidentally, and without realising, applied full speed bar while getting feet into pod harness. Approx 30 seconds into the flight the glider suffered a symmetric collapse at low level. Pilot impacted heavily on his side.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

13.03.2016 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
P
Pandy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Puma

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was on his 2nd flight on high a performance glider. Light winds in landing field. The pilot misjudged his flare and the glider nosed in. Pilot swung through frame and dislocated shoulder. Minor glider damage

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

11.03.2016 Male

Age:
58
Swanborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not flare on landing and landed heavily twisting ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

06.03.2016 Female

Age:
34
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
WASP

Launch Type:
Foot
Student launched glider and was lifted off and into the instructor. The instructor was knocked over dislocating his shoulder.

Unhurt
04.03.2016 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP
Butser west
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to top land but his glider stalled, without control input, from approx 1-1.5m. Pilot landed heavily with outstretched arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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