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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
02.05.2014 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Creag Meagaidh
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Weather had changed and wind on hill had started going across, air was effected by close proximity of upwind ridge. Pilot was caught off balance, pulled forward and downhill after glider unexpectantly pitched forward at launch. Arrested fall sustaining injury. Successful re-launch followed to land easily at base of hill.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

29.04.2014 Female

Age:
39

Rating:
P
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Icepeak 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed then almost immediately took off again. During landing and taking off the end of the chest strap became trapped in the speed system resulting in the speed system being fully applied on one side. With difficulty the pilot managed to control a long slow turn to execute a safe landing.

Unhurt
18.04.2014 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Pontlottyn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra M2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off and flew between model aircraft and its controller. Controller lost sight of model and it struck pilot on the knee.

Unhurt
18.04.2014 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Pandy, SE Wales
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 2

Launch Type:
Foot
On approach to top landing the pilot had a mid-air collision with another paraglider at approx 10m AGL. Pilot deployed parachute but was too low. Both pilots sustained minor injuries.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.04.2014 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
AP
Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Boomerang x

Launch Type:
Pilot hit turbulence and glider stalled into trees. Pilot fell through trees onto slope and was unhurt.

Unhurt
14.04.2014 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint Evo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with polystyrene model glider having flown between the model and it's controller. Model became entangled in the glider lines but the pilot was able to bottom land safely.

Unhurt
14.04.2014 Male

Rating:
Pilot
The Whites
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Nevada

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged transition flight from lower cliff to upper cliff as the wind eased off. Pilot ended up on steep slope between the two cliffs. Pilot was rescued by coast guard cliff rescue team.

Unhurt
10.04.2014 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP
Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed on slightly rising ground with rough contour/rabbit holes. Flared late and landed at speed, left foot caught in rabbit hole and twisted as pilot continued forward to halt.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

04.04.2014 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Ringstead

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint evo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot decided to land as he was unhappy with the breezy conditions. Pilot sustained asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted the hillside with force.

Seriously Injured
01.04.2014 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Stanage
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Avax
Avax XC3

Launch Type:
Foot
On approach to landing in a small clear area surrounded by rocks and uneven ground, the pilot attempted to progressively flair but stalled the wing, causing the pilot to fall vertically about 1.5 metres onto uneven ground.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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