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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
07.06.2015 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Eggardon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot glided further than anticipated and needed to turn to avoid a hedge. He over controlled and banked the wing. The resulting swing lead to a hard landing with ankle sprain.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

06.06.2015 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Cambridge Aerotow
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Rigid Hang Glider

Wing:
AIR
Atos VQ

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot suffered weak link failure at 20-30m. Pilot landed on feet in a stream.

Unhurt
04.06.2015 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Beachy head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged top landing approach in thermic conditions and collided with another pilot who was standing on the ground. The pilot on the ground suffered the loss of a tooth.

Minor Injuries
03.06.2015 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
White Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Wasp

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed in light winds but foot hit a tractor wheel rut resulting in fracture.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

03.06.2015 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
White Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and landed with excess speed in a vehicle rut.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

30.05.2015 Male Frocester
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
UP

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off into sinking air, which put him on a collision course with a tree. In attempting to avoid the tree the pilot spun the glider which then landed in the tree. The pilot came to rest 1m above the ground.

Unhurt
30.05.2015 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Buttermere Moss
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 3

Launch Type:
Pilot miscalculated landing approach in changeable and gusty conditions. Pilot inadvertently stalled his glider trying to turn on realising his final approach would take him into a lake. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
30.05.2015 Male

Rating:
Unknown
Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Rigid Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Solar

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was seen to land downwind having made no attempt to turn into wind or remove his legs from his harness. Pilot was unconscious for 15 mins after incident.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

30.05.2015 Female

Age:
20
Buttermere Moss
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Very Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Icaro
Acro model unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
The incident occurred following an acro routine by the incident pilot at a flying event. The pilot (from France) misjudged her landing approach and executed a low dynamic turn into wind. The significant height loss during the turn led to the pilot impacting parked vehicles.

Minor Injuries
29.05.2015 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Mount caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
ARGOS

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a collapse and spin while 'S' turning on approach to landing, having flown through some thermic turbulence. Pilot landed heavily.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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