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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Incident reports for paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
18.08.2015 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was forced to take avoiding action by another paraglider pilot who refused to give way while ridge soaring. Pilot, who refused to give his name, said he didn't give way as he didn't want to drop out the lift band.

Unhurt
17.08.2015 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
P
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Bi Beta 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Immediately after launch a loud 'crack' was heard from the right side spreader bar. The pilot made an immediate bottom landing. On inspection the plastic bar inside the Advance rigid spreader had snapped though it remained encased in the fabric sheath.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
17.08.2015 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Bi Beta 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilots misjudged approach and landed on the bank of a river. Luckily the glider over flew them and landed on the grass bank.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
15.08.2015 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with a hang glider having failed to see the glider until too late. Gliders touched wing tips and both were able to land safely.

Unhurt
15.08.2015 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Witchieknowe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught by strong thermic cycle while grouhdhandling causing swift body rotation leading to twisted knee and minor injury. Able to depower wing and regain control without getting dragged. Packed up and walked off hill.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

12.08.2015 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
BoPeep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged wind speed on top landing and landed backwards. Pilot on one side of barbed wire fence and glider on the other. No damage to either.

Unhurt
12.08.2015 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Kobala
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and ran out of landing area forcing a turn at low level.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

08.08.2015 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP with sub 20 qualification
Disgwylfa Fawr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Thriller

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot failed to control a wingover performed at low level. Pilot managed to steer the wing to prevent 'head on' impact with the hill but landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

08.08.2015 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Eyam Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot felt glider surge forward and so applied full brake. Glider stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

08.08.2015 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Beachy Head, East Sussex
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged a turn which put him over trees. Pilot then hit sink and could not clear the trees so elected to land on top of them. Pilot landed with feet on the ground between the trees.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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