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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
27.07.2006 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot flared glider to land before losing speed and climbed to 10-15ft. Pilot sprained ankle on touching down.

spr ankle
23.07.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Aeron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered symmetric collapse on approach then entered spin. Emergency chute thrown but became entangled in lines and did not deploy. Gathered in for second throw but paraglider now in normal flight. Pilot hung onto chute and landed normally.

none
20.07.2006 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Les Riunettes
Switzerland

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Confidence

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
While flying low over alpine trees the pilot took both controls in one hand to switch vario off and on. Whilst not in full control of the glider, a thermal came through and pushed the pilot back into the trees.

none
17.07.2006 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Novice
Woldingham Valley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Zanos

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went very slightly off-line on landing and twisted knee.

twisted knee
17.07.2006 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Blease Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilots had mid air while thermaling and became entangled. Both deployed emergency chutes and landed together unhurt.

none
16.07.2006 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Novice
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student carried out perfect flight plan but caught foot on landing.

fr ankle
16.07.2006 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Ffarmers
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Tattoo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to notice wind had changed direction and came in for slope landing downwind.

fr fibula, fr ankle
15.07.2006 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Tinto
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot deployed emergency chute after asymmetric collapse and landed safely having carried out PLF.

none
11.07.2006 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Novice
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student overshot top landing and on coming around for a second attempt got too low and landed heavily down wind.

fr ankle
11.07.2006 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Batcombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Artax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot caught out by sink on approach to landing. Struck hand on landing but landed ok otherwise.

fr wrist
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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