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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
03.07.2015 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Pilot
TINTO
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot sustained frontal collapse having underestimated the strength of the thermal turbulence. Landed on airbag unhurt.

Unhurt
29.06.2015 Male Eype
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a low level collapse, possibly due to lee side turbulence and was unable to recover before hitting the ground.

Seriously Injured
29.06.2015 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Sugar
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed safely but put foot in a hole, fracturing ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

28.06.2015

Rating:
None
Training slope

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airborne
Fun

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was attempting basic training run with glider. Fell forward on to large training wheels. Rolled to a stop. Student complained of pain in shoulder.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

28.06.2015 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
None
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student completed short flight then continued to practise ground handling. Student lost balance and fell onto outstretched hand.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

22.06.2015 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
Dune du pyla
France

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and landed downwind, striking bystander on the back of the head.

Unhurt
21.06.2015 Female

Rating:
Cp hill
Levante
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Geo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off into thermal cycle and was lifted in strong lift up 150 feet and sideways to the left. The glider then suffered a 50% asymmetric collapse which resulted in the glider spiralling into the ground.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

21.06.2015 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP
Morrone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot sprained his ankle on launch and decided to head for grassy area to land. Pilot hit sink and was forced to land on rough ground further damaging his ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

19.06.2015 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
AP
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Tandem pilot followed solo pilot into a thermal but solo pilot wast gust stalled leaving tandem nowhere to go. Tandem pilot deliberately stalled his glider to avoid a collision. Landed heavily but unhurt.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
18.06.2015 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Bell hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed awkwardly on uneven ground and twisted ankle which subsequently turned out to be fractured.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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