Paraglider

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
18.03.2006 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Offpiste
Discovery 195

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Whilst monitoring conditions on a windy launch, lone pilot appears to have been ground looped by gust, crashing heavily head first.

concussion, bruising
11.03.2006 Female

Age:
52

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 2

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Glider came up unevenly due to uneven pressure on risers by student. Tow launch aborted but student twisted knee when turning to collapse glider.

sprained knee
27.02.2006 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Dickie Danda
Nepal

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On final approach pilot hit lift and decided to 360. He then hit sink and attempted to make initial approach and landing. Pilot landed heavily while in pendulum having turned tightly to make initial landing area.

fr foot
26.02.2006 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Famara
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Kiss 154

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
HG pilot took off while not clipped in. Hung onto A frame until clear then deployed emergency chute landing on rocky slope.

fr arm, shoulder. concussion
26.02.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Skyline Drive
Jamaica

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered strong sidewind when on final approach, probably caused by strong thermic activity at landing area. Pilot landed heavily. PLF saved more severe damage.

fr fibula
31.01.2006 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Novice
Newlyn Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Mars

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student did not reduce speed or flare on landing and glider nosed in.

dislo elbow
29.01.2006 Female

Age:
29

Rating:
Novice
Addleborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tripped on takeoff run, the gilder having gone off to one side.

fr tib and fib
22.01.2006 Male

Age:
36
Nont Sarahs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot displayed poor airmanship in allowing a midair assuming he had right of way.

fr finger. internal bruising
22.01.2006 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Gyrn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot twisted ankle on landing having failed to get out of seat (and having flared a little too high). Probably caused by change to routine, having made harness adjustments prior to the flight.

fr ankle
21.01.2006 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Leadlich
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stumbled on uneven ground while ground-handling in preparation for launch.

grazed leg
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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