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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
07.11.2014 Male

Age:
50
Legzira bowl
Morocco

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Having carried out a perfect flight, the student made non-briefed, low turn on final approach in order to land "closer to the spot". Student crashed into parked car.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

29.10.2014 Male

Age:
39
Bir/ Billing Himachal Pradesh
India

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot chose an adequate landing field but failed to see power lines on the upwind edge, turned sharply to avoid flying into the power lines and landed heavily on a turn without performing a PLF.

Seriously Injured
16.10.2014 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CPC
Poniente - Algodonales
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision while attempting to turn in a thermal, close to the ridge. Both pilots deployed parachutes and landed unhurt. Video evidence shows both pilots had ample time to take avoiding action.

Unhurt
16.10.2014 Male

Age:
58
El Bosque
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student collided with a tree shortly after take off.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

05.10.2014 Male Milk Hill (White Horse)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Unidentified pilot appeared to stall glider on final approach and landed heavily on his back.

Minor Injuries:
Thoracic Spine

05.10.2014 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Knitson Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered turbulence while trying to manage a low save. The glider suffered an asymmetric collapse on one tip then the other. As the glider recovered the pilot pendulumed under the glider and impacted the ridge.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

02.10.2014 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
AP
Rushup Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was continually 'buzzed' by a quadcopter. Pilot suspects the quad was being flown remotely without line of sight using goggles. After coming very close on a couple of accessions the pilot landed, concerned of the risk of collision. The drone pilot could not be identified.

Unhurt
30.09.2014 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Newhaven
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was attempting to soar coastal cliffs but was unable to stay up. He landed on a stretch of exposed rocky shore and the glider became tangled in the rocks. As the tide was coming in the pilot was forced to leave the glider and recover it later that day.

Unhurt
30.09.2014 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP
Newhaven Cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
While attempting to soar coastal cliffs the pilot began to sink out. He then flew on to an area where he hoped there would be lift but continued to descend. The pilot landed on a section of exposed rocky beach. The glider came down in the water and became entangled on the rocks. As the tide was coming in the pilot was forced to abandon the glider and recover it later in the day at low tide.

Unhurt
29.09.2014 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made tight turn in small thermal and spun glider. Pilot recovered wing but did not have enough height to prevent impact with hillside.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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