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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 2808 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
21.05.2007 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Novice
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot ran out of landing area and decided to jump a stone wall rather than land crosswind. Pilot hit wall.

fr ankle
20.05.2007 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Pilot was sat down clipped in with wing laid out as wind was v light. Sudden gust of 25mph and 90 degrees off prevailing, lifted glider and pulled pilot down slope.

2 fr vertebra, fr ribs, punc lung.
20.05.2007 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Xc132

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
On running down hill for take off in light conditions, A frame clipped hill and caused glider to nosedive into hill damaging the upright.

none
19.05.2007 Female

Age:
56

Rating:
Club Pilot
Cabo Santa Pola
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Primax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched glider in strong gusty conditions. Glider jerked violently to one side causing shoulder damage before pilot was dragged.

fr shoulder
07.05.2007 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Pilot
Kobala
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Grid

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered collapse resulting in spiral with risers crossed. Deployed emergency chute which became tangled with main glider.

fr pelvis, fr ribs
05.05.2007 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Glyders
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot has no recollection of incident due to head injury.

fr vertebra, concussion, bruising
05.05.2007 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Glyders
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Fr3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse in turbulent conditions. Glider recovered with cravatte leading to spiral. pilot deployed emergency chute but landed among rocks sustaining bruising.

bruises
04.05.2007 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Glider went off-line slightly on tow. Student did not release A frame when glider struck ground.

fr humerus
02.05.2007 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
FLPA
West Cowick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Engine:
PAP
Top 80 1250

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot released brake to get into seat. Brake handle contacted prop causing minor damage.

none
30.04.2007 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Coniston Old Man
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flared on landing in breeze and was lifted back up and dumped in gully.

bruising, cut hand
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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