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 2808 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
28.04.2007 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Mundesley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Grid

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach in strong conditions and landed on car roof.

25.04.2007 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Cairnwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Mustang 1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was pulled off feet and dragged across when thermal came through during launch.

cuts and bruises
24.04.2007 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Barton-On-Sea
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to notice change in wind conditions and failed to make landing area, landing in sea in 2ft of water.

22.04.2007 Male

Age:
16

Rating:
Novice
Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Parascender

Wing:
Waterbird
Jumbo

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Student landed heavily and did not carry out good plf.

fr ankle
21.04.2007 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Deptford
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litesport 4

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot jumped into glider on aerotow launch then stalled a wing as he pushed out to prevent dropping. Locked out at low level and crashed in vertically.

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21.04.2007 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Club Pilot
The Gyrn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z-One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Low airtime pilot caught out by change of wind direction. Ended up flying downwind close to hill and collided with fence.

cuts and bruises
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.

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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