Paraglider

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 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
08.07.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
FLPA
Wormley Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Powered PG

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Engine:
PAP
Top 80 1250

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot had difficulty getting into seat due to slack leg straps. Pilot released one brake to assist but forgot to park brake first. Brake handle hit prop but bounced off and pilot landed safely.

none
23.06.2007 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Novice
St Vincent
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
X1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student suffered asymmetric while running for take off. Pilot was lifted by momentum and turned into hillside.

fr hip, fr shoulder
19.06.2007 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Lake Ohrid
Macedonia

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z-one

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot entered spiral on SIV course but could not pull opposite brake hard enough to recover. Panicked and pulled wrong brake making spiral lock in.

Fr cheekbone, bruising
13.06.2007 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student suffered weak link break as a result of pulling down on controls to get into harness. Landed heavily on feet.

bruised ankle
11.06.2007 Male Chavenage Airstrip
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot performing aerobatic manoeuvres at low level got into difficulties and crashed heavily.

Fatal.
10.06.2007 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
FLPA
Chavenage Green
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Powered PG

Wing:
Action
Gt

Engine:
Bailey
4s 175

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot concentrating on landing close to marshals at comp did not notice parked hang glider. Cage struck hang glider wing causing some damage.

none
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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