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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 2814 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
20.12.2006 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level as a result of turbulence caused by wave.

bruising
17.12.2006 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Novice
Gribbler
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student turned low and did not flare sufficiently resulting in a heavy landing.

fr fibula
10.12.2006 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
Club Pilot
Perranporth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered symmetric front collapse while on full bar to penetrate in breezy conditions.

fr pubis, fr rib
19.11.2006 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Eyam
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot got caught out by strengthening wind and was not able to make landing area due to power lines and no planned options. Pilot landed heavily due to turbulence from nearby trees.

whiplash
12.11.2006 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mid D Aigle
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
2 seconds after launch glider appeared to deep stall for no obvious reason. No obvious thermal or turbulent activity.

none
10.11.2006 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Basa
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot encountered turbulence in landing area and landed heavily causing damage to glider.

br shoulder
07.11.2006 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Novice
Bedlinog
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student twisted ankle on landing after low hop.

spr ankle
04.11.2006 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Tycoon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot caught harness in tree tops while scratching in light conditions. Glider overflew then collapsed and pulled pilot into hillside.

fr vertebra, fr pelvis, internal injuries
19.10.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Roque Brune
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Mustang

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Having completed a series of acro manoeuvres, pilot did not leave enough height to make landing area resulting in water landing.

none
17.10.2006 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Novice
Col De Bleyne
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Flying Planet
Syrius

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched but wing came up unevenly causing pilot to go off to one side landing heavily .

bruised thigh
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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