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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
20.03.2015 Male Blaenavon, South Wales
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 2

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

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

19.03.2015 Male

Age:
49
Canete
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student launched glider but sat in seat too soon. Harness touched ground and glider over flew pulling student over. Student banged head on small rock.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

15.03.2015 Male BFR
United Kingdom


Wing:
N/A

Launch Type:
Inspection showed webbing to webbing connection harness to reserve.

15.03.2015 Male BFR

Wing:
N/a

Launch Type:
Neoprene cover had not been replaced on the maillon connector. This could have become rotated and the load not on the major axis.

15.03.2015 Male BFR
United Kingdom


Wing:
N/A

Launch Type:
Parachute failed to deploy as excessive suspension line not stowed correctly and became tangled. Rectified and worked correctly on second run.

11.03.2015 Male

Age:
42
High & Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
ASKA
17

Launch Type:
Foot
Student stepped heavily onto uneven ground while ground handling. Rolled up trousers against flying boots lead to leg fracture.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

01.03.2015 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Ronda
Spain

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider during launch and was dragged into a parked vehicle.

Minor Injuries
27.02.2015 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
COMBAT

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and was caught out by wind shear. Pilot decided to drag feet in an attempt to slow down, rather than overshoot, but ended up heading for a large hole. Pilot pushed out and stalled, landing heavily on uprights.

Unhurt
25.02.2015 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
AP
El Penon
Mexico

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed RX

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off without closing leg loops. Pilot was able to close harness and fly until landing conditions at bottom landing field became mild. Hang position meant pilot could not execute a controlled landing. pilot nosed in but without damage to glider or injury to himself.

Unhurt
22.02.2015 Male

Age:
17

Rating:
None
Waldingfield Airfield
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Untrained and unqualified pilot was attempting to paraglide by being towed behind a car. He was using a fixed line with no release mechanism or weak link.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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