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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
20.04.2019 Male

Age:
35
Broughton Heights near Broughton Village Scottish Borders
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Fatal incident under investigation

Fatal
20.04.2019 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
CP
Piedra Bonita
Brazil

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off for top to bottom flight but did not notice knot in B/C lines. Pilot tried to remove the knot by pulling on the lines but the glider entered a spiral dive at approx 20-30m above the trees. Glider caught trees and pilot landed heavily but unhurt.

Unhurt
19.04.2019 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
AP
Chillerton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Zeno

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot slope landed but wind shifted pulling the pilot down the slope. Pilot put foot in rabbit hole and fell over.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

12.04.2019 Female

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Primrose Valley,
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Anakis 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted a top landing at a coastal site but was caught out by rotor turbulence. Glider suffered a frontal collapse and the pilot landed heavily sustaining serious injuries.

Seriously Injured
12.04.2019 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
CP
Pandy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Recently qualified pilot flew into leeside turbulence causing his glider to collapse. Pilot landed in rocks. Pilot was not a member of the local club and the site was classed as members only.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

10.04.2019 Male West Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sup Air
Iona

Launch Type:
Foot
Instructor was caught out by sudden (over a 20 second period) increase in wind strength. This resulted in a student having to make a top landing but was then dragged.

Minor Injuries
10.04.2019 Male West Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot
Instructor was caught out by sudden (over a 20 second period) increase in wind strength. Ground handling student was dragged spraining his ankle and bruising his ribs.

Minor Injuries
02.04.2019 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Col du Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
777
King

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot's glider displayed parachutal (deep stall) characteristics throughout an SIV course. On the final full stall of the third run of the second day the glider exited with two small cravats. As the pilot turned towards the landing/shore the glider went in to parachutal (deep stall). The glider on this occasion recovered quickly but with the subsequent height loss the pilot only had enough height to do a down wind landing approach with one cravat/big ear still in. To turn into wind would have risked a further stall. As the pilot was running off his excess speed he fell fracturing his arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

02.04.2019 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Lijar Levente
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hit sink on landing approach and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

01.04.2019 Male

Age:
20

Rating:
CP
Pandy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
While ridge soaring the pilot turned away from the slope too late and collided with the slope.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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