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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
22.09.2006 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Lake Ohrid
Macedonia

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot almost drowned after landing in water while on acro course. No life jackets were used and pilot found himself floating face down. Rescue consisted of a rowing boat so took some time to reach pilot.

near drowning, fr rib, damaged lung
17.09.2006 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Novice
Warren Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Glider overshot student during reverse inflation then collapsed. Glider reinflated pulling student over and injuring foot.

fr foot
10.09.2006 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Tegelberg
Germany

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot made course correction on final approach to ensure separation from paraglider pilot. Stalled one wing in turn due to insufficient airspeed.

dislo shoulder
10.09.2006 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Sutton Meadows
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
U2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot went off course on landing approach due to turbulence. Glider wing tip struck tug pilot who was standing just off the runway with other pilots.

concussion, bruising to head, sprained arm
09.09.2006 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Thorn Hill, Stirling
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
U2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot landed in rough ground just short of landing field having hit sink and struggled with a jammed harness zip.

3 fr vertebrae, fr ribs
07.09.2006 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
White Rocks
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed in sea and was seen to attempt to recover glider rather than swim clear. Pilot subsequently drowned.

Fatal.
02.09.2006 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Thoran B
France

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
C2

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot hit turbulence just prior to landing having crossed goal line in very strong and gusty conditions.

torn tissue in shoulder
01.09.2006 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Luchon
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot crashed into building while on approach to landing. Suffered serious back injuries possibly exacerbated by presence of non-flexible items and water container in harness back pocket.

fr vertebrae T8 - T12
26.08.2006 Male

Age:
42
Thorney Island
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Parascender

Wing:
Eiff
Classic

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot fell off landing mat when reaching for target, legs outstretched, impacting ground with lower back.

bruised back
24.08.2006 Female

Age:
19

Rating:
Novice
Merthyr Common
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student began launch but released risers too soon. Student was pulled over temporarily dislocating shoulder.

dislo shoulder
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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