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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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There are 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
26.07.2005 Male Pennines
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Unknown pilots intent on self training causing a pain in the Pennines. Not much can be done!

none
25.07.2005 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Response M

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring in thermic and turbulent conditions. Glider turned and spiraled into hill.

Fatal.
16.07.2005 Female

Age:
31

Rating:
Club Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered 40% asymmetric collapse and failed to properly control glider resulting in a heavy impact.

bruising, whiplash
16.07.2005 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Smeatharpe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Sx3

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot crashed on tow after guillotined winch line caught on base bar then fence. .

fr arm, bruising, grazes
16.07.2005 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Novice
Dungiven
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z-One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student caught out by gust on launch. Twisted ankle badly on controlling glider.

fr ankle and fibula
16.07.2005 Male Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot 360d into the hill at high speed.

fr leg
12.07.2005 Female

Age:
28

Rating:
Novice
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student landed heavily having gone off line during low hop flight.

fr fibula
12.07.2005 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Smeatharpe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Extralite 137

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot pushed out on aerotow launch. Glider dropped wing and nosed in hard.

grazed knee
12.07.2005 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Piedraheita
Spain

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered large collapse while on speed bar at altitude. Pilot deployed emergency chute but suffered broken foot due to 10m/s descent rate at impact.

fr foot
10.07.2005 Male

Age:
71

Rating:
Pilot
Tor Scar
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
X-Ray

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and spiraled into hill.

fr femur
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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