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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
29.04.2017 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP
Pilgrims farm
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent

Launch Type:
Pilot collided with ridge shortly after take off.

Seriously Injured
29.04.2017 Male

Age:
60
Mere Rifle Range
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
GTO2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider on landing in strong winds. Pilot was dragged causing a concussion.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

29.04.2017 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Beer head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot entered spiral dive and misjudged remaining height before attemting to exit. Spiral dive had locked in and the pilot could not recover before colliding with cliff face at a shallow angle. The glider returned to normal flight and the pilot top landed.

Minor Injuries
29.04.2017 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Madeira Paragliding
Portugal

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
While ridge soaring pilot noticed power lines directly in front. Pilot made tight turn away from the lines but struck them with his hand sustaining serious burns. Pilot was able to land safely using other hand.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

28.04.2017 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
CP
Babadag 1700 m Take Off
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off into a thermal and ascended rapidly and off to one side. Pilot flew out of the thermal and descended towards a rocky area. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
27.04.2017 Male

Age:
68
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student made a good approach to top landing but drifted towards parked cars. On attempting to control the wing on landing the student was dragged into one of the parked cars causing damage to the car.

Unhurt
27.04.2017 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
CP
Babadag - Butterfly Valley
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed in the sea having failed to lose enough height on his final approach to beach landing.

Unhurt
27.04.2017 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Glider caught wing tip on tree branch swinging glider and pilot into the slope.

Seriously Injured
26.04.2017 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
White mountain
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Rain, Snow
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was scratching close to the slope and did not notice a change in the wind direction. This resulted in a fast downwind leg and the pilot struck his foot on rocks in sinking air.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

19.04.2017 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
AP
Pen y Fan
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
LM6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot noticed that chest strap was undone on LHS of harness 3.5 hours into a closed circuit cross country flight. Upon noticing, pilot flew into calm air and was able to connect the harness strap. The glider had handled normally during the flight until that point. The pilot continued the flight and landed safely.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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