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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
23.06.2006 Female

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Fochriw
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xact

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot slope landed having lost lift due to wind being off hill. Glider caught by wind and pulled pilot through rocky gully.

2 fr wrists, bruising
17.06.2006 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Novice
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Tempus

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student failed to follow flight plan or instruction and flew into tree.

scratches and bruising
16.06.2006 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Novice
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student landed cross wind in light conditions and landed faster than expected.

spr ankle
15.06.2006 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Novice
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student completed flight plan and landed but twisted ankle on tussock during landing.

spr ankle
14.06.2006 Male West Runton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot clipped sea defense while on landing approach having misjudged wind gradient. .

fr arm
14.06.2006 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Club Pilot
Pandy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Safir 2000

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered large symmetric collapse at low level while on approach to slope landing. Caught out by rotor caused by wind being well off the slope.

fr wrist, fr vertebra
12.06.2006 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Chabre, Laragne
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bliss

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Comp pilot got low over trees looking for lift. Hit sink and landed in trees.

none
11.06.2006 Male

Age:
17

Rating:
Novice
Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Parascender

Wing:
Paracommander

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Student had fast landing and landed with feet apart.

fr tib & fib
11.06.2006 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Plaine Joux
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse immediately after take off. Glider recovered asymmetrically and crashed into slope.

fr L2 vertebra, internal injuries
10.06.2006 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mere Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot failed to maintain proper airspeed while on approach having been object fixated by obstacles in landing field.

fr humerus, cheek and knee
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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