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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
23.07.2015 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to launch in windy conditions but was lifted off facing backwards. Pilot attempted to spin round but lost control and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

23.07.2015 Male

Age:
69
Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Trango XC3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot approached for a slope landing but stalled glider too high. Landed heavily on his back.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

18.07.2015 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew low over another pilot preparing to launch. The pilot on the ground launched his wing and it caught on the leg of the airborne pilot causing both to stall.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17.07.2015 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
Pilot
Pen Dinas
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Geo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered collapse at 100m while coastal soaring, and was unable to regain control before hitting the ground.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

16.07.2015 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
CP
Planfait
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
During the launch the pilot was made aware of a tangled control line by a by-stander. Before becoming airborne the pilot aborted the launch and fell heavily, causing injury to his arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

16.07.2015 Male

Rating:
None
High and Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was on his third flight on his first day of EP training. He was following Instructor on the bats and did not get legs down for landing or flare as instructed. Previous 2 flights were very successful.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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