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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 2808 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
08.08.2015 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP with sub 20 qualification
Disgwylfa Fawr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Thriller

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot failed to control a wingover performed at low level. Pilot managed to steer the wing to prevent 'head on' impact with the hill but landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

08.08.2015 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Eyam Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot felt glider surge forward and so applied full brake. Glider stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

08.08.2015 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Beachy Head, East Sussex
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged a turn which put him over trees. Pilot then hit sink and could not clear the trees so elected to land on top of them. Pilot landed with feet on the ground between the trees.

Unhurt
05.08.2015 Female

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
The Warren
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a collapse having flown into the lee of a spur while coastal cliff soaring. Pilot landed heavily and was rescued by other club members.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

01.08.2015 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
None
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The student failed to follow signal bats into wind, landed slightly cross wind, and failed to flare or run.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

31.07.2015 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Edge Top
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted heavily.

Fatal
31.07.2015 Male

Age:
61
Beer Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse and struck cliff before regaining control and landing.

Seriously Injured
30.07.2015 Male Fochriw
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was under instruction for attempts at soaring flight. Student had carried out three beats and was instructed to turn right away from the hill. Student failed to turn when instructed and impacted the slope twisting his left ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

25.07.2015 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
AP
Liddington Castle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777Gliders
Queen

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off into gusty, thermic conditions with the wind off the hill. Pilot sustained a collapse at low level and then stalled the glider attempting to recover from the deflation. Pilot landed heavily in parachutal stall.

Seriously Injured:
Internal Injuries

23.07.2015 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP
Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint Evo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider at low level. Both landed heavily.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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