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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
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
12.04.2007 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot 360d with insufficient height above ridge. Landed heavily downwind on top of ridge.

spr ankle
10.04.2007 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Plaine Joux
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu S

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse when entering lift. Glider entered spin/spiral and pilot hit slope before regaining control. pilot was over weight range which may have hindered recovery in this instance.

fr femur, tib and fib
09.04.2007 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Bee Sands
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Grid

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot dislocated shoulder while collapsing glider after landing.

dislo shoulder
08.04.2007

Rating:
Novice
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 27

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student sat down on landing and twisted ankle.

fr ankle
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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