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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 2836 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
25.02.2016 Male

Age:
51
Tailbridge Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
U-turn
Infinity 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student fell over having landed on top, into wind very well executed with glider down, then foot stuck in divot as he fell to one side - twisting his ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

24.02.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Tamaimo- nr Los Gigantes
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged his approach and lost more height than expected while on the downwind leg. Pilot crashed into a wall before being able to turn into wind.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18.02.2016 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Pilot
Uffington-white-horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew into an area that was out of wind and encountered lee-side turbulence. Glider suffered asymmetric collapse then dived. Pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
18.02.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
AP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Bi Beta 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged landing approach having been caught out by rising ground along flight path. Pilot landed with high ground speed having failed to get round into wind. Both pilot and passenger were unhurt.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
15.02.2016 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Roldanillo
Colombia

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera+

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while adopting "aggressive" S turns on final approach in fifty conditions.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

14.02.2016 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Marske/Saltburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 2 light

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by increasing winds while coastal soaring and was pushed back despite use of speed bar. Pilot turned inland and was able to land unhurt.

Unhurt
14.02.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
AP
Saltburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
35-40 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Blacklight

Launch Type:
Foot
While coastal soaring pilot failed to notice gust front and was blown back. Pilot avoided houses and woods but was dragged in landing field.

Unhurt
06.02.2016 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Matalascanas
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered turbulent, sinking air while flying very close to a cliff. Glider suffered collapse and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
27.01.2016 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Ansermanuevo
Colombia

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot got low on cross country flight and ran out of landing options. Pilot made slope landing to avoid power lines and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

23.01.2016 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Bello Horizonte
Colombia

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

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider on launch and was pendulumed back into the hill.

Minor Injuries
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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