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
17.09.2005 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Corn Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at low level in thermic conditions and crashed into hillside.

fr pelvis, fr arm
17.09.2005 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Paraglider pilots suffered mid air collision and descended under one emergency chute.

line burns to arm
17.09.2005 Male

Age:
49
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Unqualified, self-taught pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level in turbulent, thermic conditions.

none
16.09.2005 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice
Currium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student failed to flare properly on landing and went over on ankle.

fr fibula
11.09.2005 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot rotored in heavily while trying to creep back over ridge.

fr t12 vertebra
10.09.2005 Male

Rating:
Novice
Woldingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Dingo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student jumped into seat before properly flying.

fr leg
03.09.2005 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Mercury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Keara

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and crashed heavily.

fr L1, L2 and T5 vertebra, fr femur, fr ribs
02.09.2005 Male

Age:
32
Becketts Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Skywalk
Silex

Engine:
fresh breeze

Launch Type:
Powered
Unqualified pilot crashed having stalled wing just after take off.

fr vertebra
01.09.2005 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot

United Kingdom
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Concept

Launch Type:
Glider was found to have been miss-rigged after having been independently serviced.

none
30.08.2005 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Wind Bank
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed S 4.5

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot landed in trees having misjudged turn.

cut leg
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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