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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
28.01.2015 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Mirador
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stalled glider on landing approach.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

27.01.2015 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched but wind picked up suddenly due to wave. Pilot encountered severe turbulence and attempted to return for a top landing. Glider then collapsed and pilot deployed emergency parachute. Pilot was dragged by chute but uninjured.

Unhurt
27.01.2015 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Carrera

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took avoiding action to avoid another glider approaching head on. Avoiding action took pilot into contact with third glider.

Unhurt
27.01.2015 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed and noticed that one of his main carabiners was jammed open.

Unhurt
26.01.2015 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Sarangkot
Nepal

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Raven

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot fell over on aborted launch and did not realise his parachute deployment handle had become detached. On attempting to launch again and hearing shouts, the pilot deliberately stalled his glider but was carried over the edge falling onto a path just over 1m below.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

24.01.2015 Female

Age:
54

Rating:
CPC HG Pilot PG
St Agnes Head
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2 135

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by heavy wind gradient at 10 feet above ground. Glider dived to gain airspeed resulting in heavy landing. Pilot did not let go of upright quickly enough resulting in injury.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24.01.2015 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot found himself scratching progressively lower down the hill. Pilot impacted still in seated position and was propelled forward on to his front sustaining an injury to his shoulder.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

21.01.2015 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Kahundada
Nepal

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was overshooting landing area and began to turn. Pilot was told to fly straight into wind and made large control input resulting in a swinging turn into the ground. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

20.01.2015 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Private field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Revo 2

Engine:
Fly products
Jet top 80

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot took off wearing a scarf tucked into his flying suit. Scarf became loose and caught in the recoil start mechanism. Engine stopped causing scarf to tighten round pilot's neck. Pilot was able to breath with difficulty and was able to make emergency landing.

Minor Injuries
20.01.2015 Male

Age:
41
Bunster (PSA)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was seen to be attempting uncoordinated wing overs and spirals at low level, before losing control and impacting heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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