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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
15.07.2015 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
AP
Montalegre
Portugal

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Boomerang 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst flying with 75% speed bar Pilot suffered large frontal collapse. The glider open very quickly with a large brake input. The pilot was unable to catch the aggressive recovery dive in time which led to second bigger collapse, cravat and twisted risers.

Unhurt
11.07.2015 Male

Age:
48
Kobala
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a frontal collapse then spiral due to cravat. Pilot deployed parachute which partially opened. Pilot landed through trees unhurt.

Unhurt
11.07.2015 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP tow
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Unqualified pilot flew downwind and low into a gully, striking a dry stone wall.

Seriously Injured
07.07.2015 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot (Power)
Siurana Alt Emporda 17469
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Slalom

Launch Type:
Foot
A paramotor pilot was critically injured upon impact with the ground, and died from his injuries. There were no witnesses to the flight or the impact.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

04.07.2015 Female

Age:
28

Rating:
None
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bobcat

Launch Type:
Foot
Student turned off line despite radio instructions from the instructor and landed landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
03.07.2015 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Pilot
TINTO
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot sustained frontal collapse having underestimated the strength of the thermal turbulence. Landed on airbag unhurt.

Unhurt
03.07.2015 Male Rushup Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Fides 2 evo

Launch Type:
Foot
Slope soaring. Pilot trying to stay close to the ridge. Pilot entered some sink and did not turn away slope landed with PLF but with hands forward.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

29.06.2015 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Sugar
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed safely but put foot in a hole, fracturing ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

29.06.2015 Male Eype
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a low level collapse, possibly due to lee side turbulence and was unable to recover before hitting the ground.

Seriously Injured
28.06.2015 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
None
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student completed short flight then continued to practise ground handling. Student lost balance and fell onto outstretched hand.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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