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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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
21.02.2015 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Flying Planet
Spirit II

Launch Type:
Foot
Main chest buckle became unfastened in flight despite pre-flight check. Pilot was able to refasten in flight and land safely.

Unhurt
20.02.2015 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP
Sarangot
Nepal

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermalling in close proximity. They became entangled and both pilots deployed their parachutes and landed safely.

Unhurt
18.02.2015 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
None
Barton On Sea
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Unqualified pilot misjudged approach and was dragged into a parked car.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17.02.2015 Female

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint Evo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring. Other pilot became entangled in pilot's glider and both pilots collided heavily with slope.

Minor Injuries
17.02.2015 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermalling. The pilot became entangled in the other glider and both pilots/gliders drifted into the hill landing heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17.02.2015 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Devils dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes

Launch Type:
Foot
While flying into wind above the top of the hill and slightly behind a run-down building, the pilot swooped down behind the building, peaking just before the front edge of the building. At this point he turned, clipping the left wing tip on the building which sent him face first into the ground.

Minor Injuries
08.02.2015 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
P
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Safari

Launch Type:
Foot
Tandem glider sunk out more quickly than expected during last few feet of final approach. Pilot and passenger fell over on landing.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

06.02.2015 Male

Rating:
Under EP Training
Dicki Danda
Nepal

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student failed to control the paraglider post launch. He failed to steer the glider directly into wind, this resulted in the glider drifting to the left over a steeper section of terrain without sufficient ground clearance. Impacting the back of his legs and bruising his calf muscles.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

03.02.2015 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
APC
El Penon
Mexico

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot deployed 'drag chute' which became entangled in unzip string. Drag chute and unzip string were located on the same side of the harness.

Unhurt
02.02.2015 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP
Ronda la Vieja
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot failed to control glider on landing and was dragged.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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