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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 paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
07.05.2021 Female

Age:
29

Rating:
CP
Milk Hill Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was attempting to top land their paraglider in conditions where the the wind was increasing in strength, and was blown back into a field behind the launch area. On touchdown the pilot was dragged over a fence.

Minor Injuries:
Pelvis

02.05.2021 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot lost control of their paraglider whilst ground handling in thermic conditions. The pilot was dragged over the ground and their emergency parachute was released, but did not inflate.

Unhurt
02.05.2021 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Worcestershire Beacon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Lynx

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot experienced a collapse in turbulent air and was unable to regain full control before impacting the slope.

Unhurt
23.04.2021 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot
Kettle Sings
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot activated the accelerator by pressing the speed bar which failed when the attachment knot to the bar came undone. The pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
23.04.2021 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Pilot
Wrekin
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Rise 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot set their paraglider up in the lip area of the southeast launch. The pilot started to inflate the wing in the strong conditions. The wing surged and the pilot was lifted and dropped back on the ground whilst attempting to regain control.

Unhurt
19.04.2021 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Blease Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
K-Light

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot lost control of their paraglider in turbulent conditions when close to the top of the hill soon after launch. The wing experienced an asymmetric collapse and spiralled into the hillside.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

18.04.2021 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Llantysilio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot miss-judged a turn into wind after approaching the hill flying downwind. They collided with the hill in the turn, causing injury.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

17.04.2021 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Talybont
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot dropped out of a thermal on the lee side of the ridge and experienced a large asymmetric tuck that led to a spiral dive and impact with the lee side slope.

Minor Injuries
16.04.2021 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
CP
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 9

Launch Type:
Foot
The incident pilot was attempting to ground handle in gusty conditions. The pilot lost control of their paraglider and was dragged and lifted in a gust, leading to a heavy landing and injury.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.04.2021 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP
Long Cliff
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Strong
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was soaring in wind of increasing strength and was unable to penetrate into wind without the speed system applied to its maximum. The pilot lost control of their wing following touchdown on the top of the hill and was dragged before regaining control.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 26 July 2021

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