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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.06.2022 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
CP
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Falcon 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot crash landed having got too far beyond the ridge. Witness suspects pilot got into leeside turbulence.

Seriously Injured
03.06.2022 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
CP
Whitewool
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed heavily from 2m when top landing, having flown behind ground handling pilots.

Minor Injuries:
Cervical Spine

02.06.2022 Male

Rating:
Unqualified
Canford Cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BDG
Punk

Launch Type:
Foot
Unqualified non-BHPA person was being instructed by unqualified friend in windy conditions. Pilot attempted 360 degree turn at low level and spun glider. Pilot released controls and the glider dived into the beach.

Seriously Injured
02.06.2022 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Windbank
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
U Turn
Inifinity 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was attempting to ridge soar but the wind was light. Pilot slope landed but hit hand on a rock.

Minor Injuries
29.05.2022 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Harting Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot induced stall on landing to avoid power lines. Pilot had taken off in windy conditions meaning he couldn't reach the landing field, even on full bar.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

28.05.2022 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
CP
Minster
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot was on final approach to a narrow beach strip when the glider caught a tree branch. Glider stalled and dropped pilot from 2m onto rough ground.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

21.05.2022 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot deep stalled from 5ft on landing. Pilot realised glider was saturated from the wet grass and general damp conditions.

Unhurt
19.05.2022 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
ITV
Jedi2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a symmetric frontal collapse immediately after take off. Pilot's initial reaction was to pull on the brakes causing the glider to stall back into the hill from approx 30ft.

Seriously Injured
14.05.2022 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Flow Paragliders
Fusion

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered strong sink on top landing approach and opted to land on airbag harness. Pilot lost balance and put his hand out damaging his wrist.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.05.2022 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP
Crete road
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off in breezy conditions and failed to correct a turn as the glider turned into wind. As the pilot became airborne he was carried back over the crest towards a fence. Pilot was able to kick off the top of the fence but landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 29 June 2022

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