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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
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Westbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 6

Launch Type:
Foot
While thermalling at low level pilot had a mid-air collision with another paraglider who was ridge soaring. Pilots took avoiding action at the last moment resulting in wing tips brushing against each other. Pilots continued flying.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
N/a
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
During a kit inspection as part of guided XC week pilot discovered his parachute had been incorrectly mounted by a service centre. The parachute was impossible to deploy as the bridle had been routed down the right side of the harness and the deployment handle on the left.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off but due to thermic activity masking the true wind direction he did not realise the wind was off the slope. Shortly after take-off the pilot sustained an asymmetric collapse that turned him into the hill.

Seriously Injured
21.03.2019 Male

Age:
22

Rating:
N/a
Bedlinog
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Whist ground handling a student inflated his glider but tried to turn too early resulting in a collapse. During the collapse the risers brushed passed the students helmet inadvertently unfastening the new type buckle. Concurrently a line caught the helmets goggle strap (rear of helmet) and pulled the helmet from the students head.

Unhurt
21.03.2019 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Captain Cooks
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
UP
Meru

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed safely in a stock-free field and was then confronted by an irate farmer who threatened to damage his glider, standing on it in the process.

Unhurt
20.03.2019 Male

Age:
57
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was practicing forward launches in phase 2 of the EP. This was the student's fourth inflation. The student lost his footing on the inflation and fell awkwardly pulling his left calf muscle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

20.03.2019 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
P
Merthyr Common
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Bion

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched tandem in windy conditions and was immediately lifted off with passenger. Pilot could not see as passenger harness had become stuck over the Quick-Out karabiners obscuring the pilot's vision. Pilot was able to land after a short beat but fell on passenger on landing.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries
20.03.2019 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Eype
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was practising wing overs close to a costal cliff when his glider suffered an asymmetric collapse. The pilot crashed into the cliff but was subsequently able to relaunch.

Unhurt
19.03.2019 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Legzira
Morocco

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot under training overshot intended top landing by approx 10m. Pilot stumbled on rocky terrain, resulting fall and drag 2m approx. Pilot not wearing gloves, sustained small (2cm), shallow cut to right hand.

Pilot
Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

Passenger
Unhurt
18.03.2019 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off in deteriorating conditions with rain beginning to fall. In his haste to get down the pilot initiated big ears but then stalled one side of the glider on releasing the ears. Glider then entered a spin and the pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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