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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 2945 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
27.05.2008 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
While on final approach and at approx. 10m agl the harness chest buckle came undone making the glider more difficult to control. This was the second occasion this had occurred. Harness taken out of service.

None
24.05.2008 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Sharpenhoe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Cheetah

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was turned 90 degrees on final approach and landed heavily. Conditions were windy, gusty and rough. Wind was 45 degrees off slope.

Tissue damage to elbow
18.05.2008 Male

Age:
49
Unknown field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:
Parajet
Volution

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot parked brakes on magnets while getting into seat. During this time one of the brakes became dislodged and was sucked into the prop. Pilot was able to land without incident.

none
12.05.2008 Male

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Reaction

Engine:
Bailey
175 4s

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot suffered engine failure and was forced to land in field adjacent to horses.

None
12.05.2008 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flew too close to slope in very light conditions and impacted heavily.

Fr ankle.
05.05.2008 Male Shantron Muir
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
ITV
Agena 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Ground crew was hanging on to harness to give pilot extra penetration. Strong gust lifted both to approx 40m and after short while ground crew fell. Both Non-BHPA.

Fatal.
05.05.2008 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Ben Reid
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot deviated from intended XC route and was caught in turbulence. Landed heavily as emergency parachute failed to open.

Fr ribs
02.05.2008 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Eyam Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level in thermic and turbulent conditions and spiralled into hill.

Fatal.
30.04.2008 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Pilot
Cennes
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot entered locked in spiral at low level and could not recover in time.

Fatal.
25.04.2008 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Monte Grappa
Italy

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable


Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Pilot got caught out by severe gust front but was eventually able to land uninjured despite being dragged.

none
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Last updated: 13 August 2022

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