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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 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
09.06.2007 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Model Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot accidentally spun glider at low level and decided to full stall rather than risk spiralling into the ground. Too low for emergency parachute.

bruising whiplash
09.06.2007 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Novice
Selsley

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flew into power lines in corner of landing field. .

none
08.06.2007 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
St Catherines Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Speed

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
During tandem tow weaklink broke and bridal recoiled into passengers face. Weaklink had been mounted back to front exposing metal housing.

thick lip
08.06.2007 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Parlick West
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot reached landing field with insufficient height to turn into wind. Landed heavily having failed to plf correctly.

fr hand
06.06.2007 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Cat Bells
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot performed perfect landing but passenger placed foot down awkwardly.

fr foot
03.06.2007 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Novice
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student jumped into harness on first launch attempt. Fell over and dislocated shoulder.

dislo shoulder
03.06.2007 Female

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Middle Wallop
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Tow line became snagged on stirrup while towing and could not be released. Pilot carried out emergency procedure for non-release and landed safely.

01.06.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Blease
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot spun glider attempting to regain thermal recently passed through. Crashed onto heather covered hill uninjured.

none
26.05.2007 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Wether Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered a 60% asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted heavily before glider could recover.

Fatal.
26.05.2007 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Club Pilot
Wether Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot ended up too low for bottom landing area. Chose field that sloped down but into wind. pilot realised he was going to overshoot so went for gap in trees to see power lines on other side. tried to dive under but hit kingpost and landed heavily.

fr leg, cut head
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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