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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
08.06.2006 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Novice
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot entered flat spin attempting to turn tight and slow in weak lift. Threw emergency chute immediately and landed safely.

none
07.06.2006 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Novice
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student pulled leg muscle on landing.

pulled quad muscle
06.06.2006 Male

Age:
50
Helvelyn
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Airprox with helicopter.

none
05.06.2006 Female

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Fochriw
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot mishandled glider when ground handling prior to launch. Pilot pulled over and dragged into gully.

fr rib, fr scapula
05.06.2006 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Novice
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Custom Sail
Trx

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Unqualified pilot lost control of glider having encountered turbulence on approach to land.

fr tibia, fr vertebra
05.06.2006 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Apco
Santana Src

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot followed a thermal and left himself too low to complete a safe landing circuit. On finals, a thermal turned the glider 90 degrees and the pilot was forced to crash land into a tree.

fr ribs, bruising
04.06.2006 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
St Vincent
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled wing during a tight 360. Glider spun and twisted risers so pilot threw emergency chute. Landed safely.

none
03.06.2006 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot went over back in thermal then fell out and tried to fly back to ridge. Caught in rotor/turbulence before reaching ridge and deployed emergency chute. Landed safely.

none
03.06.2006 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered frontal collapse at 50ft while on approach to top land in turbulent conditions. Glider recovered immediately but pilot hit ground as glider surged forward.

none
28.05.2006 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot allowed himself to run out of options when flying low on ridge. Got caught in rotor and fell heavily.

fr tib, fib and knee
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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