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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 2832 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
23.11.2005 Male

Age:
22

Rating:
Novice
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student landed awkwardly and sprained ankle.

spr ankle
22.11.2005 Female

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Algodonales
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on approach at approx. 50ft due to rotor from building. Glider then entered rapid spiral into ground.

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20.11.2005 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Wether Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot caught out by wave and suffered asymmetric collapse. Turned 180 degrees in recovery and crashed into hillside.

fr tib and fib
13.11.2005 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
North Hill, Minehead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Eagle

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot landed heavily on light wind landing but did not let go of the uprights breaking both arms.

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31.10.2005 Female

Age:
28

Rating:
Novice
Gelli Gaer
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student lost control of glider while ground handling and was pulled over.

grazed knees
20.10.2005 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ontur
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Eagle

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot locked out on aerotow and crashed into hangar.

fr wrist, concusion
20.10.2005 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Novice
Ontur
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Canopy developed cravat on launch and pilot pendulumed through having miscontrolled recovery.

fr heel
14.10.2005 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Club Pilot
St Marc Douilly
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered front collapse due to severe turbulence when coming in for top landing.

fr vertebra, ribs and foot
12.10.2005 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
La Chens
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot decided to land due to rain (glider wet). Put big ears in to land and on releasing ears glider entered deep stall.

none
09.10.2005 Male

Age:
26

Rating:
Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flying in strong wind caught out when wind strength increased forcing tree landing.

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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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