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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 all wing types are displayed below in summary form.

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There are 2758 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
31.07.2007 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost height while ridge soaring and headed to landing area. Struck parked car having landed short.

none
29.07.2007 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Lletty Siac
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 7

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered frontal collapse at 50ft on approach to land. Glider did not recover and instead completely balled up in a stall.

fr T12 & L1 vertebrae
23.07.2007 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ballough Iom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Hang Glider Rigid

Wing:
Atos
Basic

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged approach and landed heavily.

fr arm
18.07.2007 Male

Rating:
Novice
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student twisted knee on landing having carried out a good and gentle landing.

damaged knee ligaments
17.07.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot turned wrong way on reverse launch and went off with a twist. Pilot crashed into slope before regaining control using outstretched arm to break fall rather than plf.

fr wrist, fr fingers
15.07.2007 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Gragareth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Cayenne 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was forced into path of third glider resulting in a mid-air, having taken avoiding action to miss another flying head on.

none
15.07.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Novice
Lama Field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 27

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled while kiting glider.

fr wrist, fr rib
12.07.2007 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Novice
Myhophen
Austria

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Unqualified pilot spun into trees while attempting to thermal.

none
08.07.2007 Male
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
AAIB investigating.

Fatal.
08.07.2007 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Club Pilot
Pule
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Wing inflated fully unintentionally while pilot was building wall. Pilot was then dragged into rocks.

fr ribs
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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