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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
09.06.2020 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Phi
Maestro

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot attempted a 360 degree turn in a thermal and misjudged his height and proximity to the hill, leading to an impact with the hillside.

Minor Injuries:
Cervical Spine

08.06.2020 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Club Pilot
Butser North
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Vivo
Air Design

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot flew out of the lift band, found himself losing height and elected to perform a slope landing. He landed heavily and fell over, sustaining injury.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.06.2020 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP
Herne Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot attempted a slope landing in wind that had changed after takeoff to be across the slope. The pilot landed hard on rough terrain.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

07.06.2020 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
AP
Westbury
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot launched with his helmet chinstrap unfastened. The helmet fell off but was prevented from falling by a power cable to a helmet mounted camera.

Unhurt
02.06.2020 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Pendle Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Very Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot experienced a large asymmetric collapse in thermic conditions and lost control of his wing, leading to an impact with the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Cervical Spine

02.06.2020 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Bratton Camp
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Triple Seven
Knight

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot misjudged his landing approach. In an attempt to avoid overshooting he reduced his airspeed and undertook low S turns, leading to a heavy landing.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

02.06.2020 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Leckhampton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was seen to attempt a top landing in gusty thermic conditions. The wing was seen to suffer asymmetric collapses at low level that led to the pilot impacting the hill.

Seriously Injured
01.06.2020 Male Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
A launch assistant inadvertently deployed the emergency parachute during a tandem launch. The launch was aborted with the aid of a bystander who helped to secure the wing and emergency parachute.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
28.05.2020 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Ground handling Field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was ground handling his paraglider when some lines became snagged and damaged, having been caught around the ski goggle clip on the rear of his Sup Air "Pilot" helmet. Upon inspection he found that the screw casing for the clip (set into the moulded helmet shell) was protruding beyond the shell of the helmet. This caused the snag and damage to the lines.

Unhurt
27.05.2020 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
High and Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
The wind direction changed during top landing approach. The pilot impacted hard and collided with a fence.

Minor Injuries
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Last updated: 14 June 2021

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