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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 2814 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
23.08.2007 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Saltburn Cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to clear a transverse ridge on final approach and landed heavily.

fr L1 vertebra
18.08.2007 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Cheetah 160

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was unable to bleed off enough speed (possible tail wind) and nosed in.

fr humerus
11.08.2007 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at 50ft and landed heavily.

fr vertebra T12, fr ankle
10.08.2007 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kirk Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot did not see low voltage power lines on landing and struck them when 2m from ground. No injuries but equipment destroyed.

none
09.08.2007 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
Sourton Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot hit sink while close in to ridge and struck large boulder.

Fr vertebra
07.08.2007 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Novice
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student misjudged approach then became fixated on a glider laid out in his line of sight. Landed heavily crosswind.

fr fibula
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
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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