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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
29.12.2014 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Rigid Hang Glider

Wing:
Flight Design
Exxtacy

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off with nose cone not fully fixed in position. This caused the glider to become very difficult to control as it wanted to pitch down. Pilot was able to make a controlled, but heavy, bottom landing.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

29.12.2014 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot noticed that the that the speed system pulleys on the risers appeared to be in different positions, one being lower than the other. On inspection, the pulley strap on the RH riser was found to have torn its stitching and was coming away from the riser.

Unhurt
29.12.2014 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Herne Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Rumour 1

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to take off in turbulent air and was unable to gain enough airspeed to become properly airborne. Glider became caught on bushes and crashed down a small cliff.

Minor Injuries
28.12.2014 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
AP
St Catherines
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra M6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot fell over on take off, on uneven ground.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

22.12.2014 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
AP
N/a
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During repack and annual inspection (with a licenced packer) it was noted that the rubber bands used last year had degraded, broken and stuck to some of the lines on the reserve canopy causing staining in some areas. The licenced packer stated he had never seen this kind of deterioration before.

Unhurt
20.12.2014 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Perranporth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Talon

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was too slow on approach causing the glider to drop a wing. Pilot lost control of the glider while attempting to correct the turn. Landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
16.12.2014 Male

Age:
30
Gribbles
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was slope landing, landed awkwardly, twisted lower leg, on grassy terrain. He mention that he might have turned into the hill too much at last moment.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15.12.2014 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP
Taucho
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot sunk out and had no option but to land on dirt track. Pilot overshot track and landed in storm gully, impacting the side wall.

Seriously Injured
03.12.2014 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Lords Seat
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was distracted from approach plan by others shouting. Eventually realised they were shouting about a spot landing competition. The pilot made a tighter than anticipated low turn in an attempt to hit the spot and landed heavily.

Unhurt
09.11.2014 Female

Age:
37
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student twisted knee on landing aggravating an old injury. Student did not flare fully.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 14 May 2021

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