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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
21.04.2007 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot
Col de Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Boomerang Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot crashed into side of mountain while scratching close in light conditions.

Fr pelvis, fr vertebrae, fr ribs, internals.
20.04.2007 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
St Bees Cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged wind direction and ended up losing height quicker than expected forcing him to land on a cliff. Pilot was rescued by RAF helicopter.

18.04.2007 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Wether Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Breeze

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged approach and struck wall on landing.

fr wrist, cuts to head, damaged shoulder
17.04.2007 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot took off in breezy conditions with cravatte in one wingtip. Slipped on landing but no injuries.

16.04.2007 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Novice
Swanborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
Fun 190

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student came in to land too slowly and mushed in on wheels causing break to arm.

fr arm
15.04.2007 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Wether Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Artax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst distracted by a paraglider flying erratically, pilot then had mid-air with another paraglider.

15.04.2007 Male

Age:
26

Rating:
Novice
Dalefoot
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student twisted ankle while attempting a reverse launch.

fr ankle
14.04.2007 Male

Rating:
Pilot
White Mountain
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Change of wind direction forced pilot to go for bottom landing field that was in rotor. Pilot landed heavily from 50ft.

fr arm
12.04.2007 Male

Age:
52


Wing:

Launch Type:
Repack issue. Please refer to IR.

12.04.2007 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Novice
Big Colin
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
N-Joy

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On initiating a reverse launch student hesitated when turning allowing the wing to overfly him. Pulled muscle running to get under wing.

pulled muscle in leg
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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