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 2814 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
06.09.2007 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Tailbridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Skywalk
Meskal 2

Engine:
black devil

Launch Type:
Powered
Having released control handle to adjust seat, pilot noticed that prop had severed control handle causing some damage to prop.

none
05.09.2007 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was caught out by gust during reverse launch which dragged him back into a parked car before glider brought under control.

none
02.09.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Woldingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Arcane

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted heavily.

Fatal.
27.08.2007 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Pilot
Cambridge aerotow
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
C2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot flew too far down wind and was caught out by rotor from building. Pilot was preoccupied with attempting to dump 1m of line having earlier had a weak link failure in thermic air.

Cut chin
26.08.2007 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Fransham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Java 155

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot went off-line on tow and crashed into trees.

fr wrist
26.08.2007 Male

Rating:
Novice
Truleigh Hill

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
While on launch run during a forward launch, canopy suffered asymmetric and pulled student over onto shoulder.

fr clavicle
26.08.2007 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Pilot
Corndon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Trango 2.1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot fell out of thermal while close to hillside and crashed heavily.

fr ribs, internal injuries
25.08.2007 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Extralight 147

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot forgot to put tension back on glider having just landed to adjust battens.

fr arm
25.08.2007 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Cassino
Italy

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Glider stalled at 3m while on finals and pilot landed heavily in seated position.

fr vertebra
24.08.2007 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student tripped on landing.

cuts, grazed knee
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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