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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
27.04.2015 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot dropped out of thermal while low over trees. Turned away but stabile line caught branch and turned pilot into another tree.

Unhurt
26.04.2015 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Pilot
Llangollen
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Front Influence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Java

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to return to ridge having gone over the back. Pilot realised he was not going to make it and turned downwind to try and escape any turbulence. Pilot encountered turbulence on final approach and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

23.04.2015 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot loses control of his glider at low level and impacts heavily.

Unhurt
21.04.2015 Male

Rating:
CP
Mam Tor
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During a pre-flight check, pilot noticed that harness buckle had failed. The spring return on one of the locking clips on the buckle failed, preventing the buckle from fully closing and locking.

Unhurt
21.04.2015 Female Latrigg
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Student over flew landing area and on approach flew into a tree.

Unhurt
18.04.2015 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
AP
Sharpenhoe Clappers
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Evo2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off and balaclava slipped down over his eyes. Pilot was able to restore some visibility and was able to bottom land.

Unhurt
17.04.2015 Male

Age:
71

Rating:
AP
Beadlam Rigg

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
U2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made final approach with insufficient airspeed. Landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15.04.2015 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 8

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot tried to 360 in front of the hill and pulled on excessive inside brake to avoid the hill. The inside wing stalled and the glider entered a spin. The glider recovered after a 180 degree turn in the direction of the hill. The pilot was fortunate in that he glanced rather than impacted the hill.

Unhurt
15.04.2015 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint EVO

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by strengthening wind and was unable to penetrate. Just before touching down, a gust lifted the pilot and dropped him in a bush.

Unhurt
09.04.2015 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Cp
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Immediately after take-off, when Pilot's full weight came on harness straps, one of the buckles burst open. on inspection it had jammed, giving the impression it was properly connected.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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