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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 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
01.07.2005 Male

Age:
27

USA
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot died in USA. Details to follow.

Fatal.
26.06.2005 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Swan Lake Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Topaz

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to properly control glider having landed and was lifted by gust. Canopy the had asymmetric and pilot landed heavily.

fr arm
25.06.2005 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom


Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse due to close proximity of RAF sea king helicopter. Site had not been notamd.

none
20.06.2005 Male

Age:
60
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic


Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot 360d into hill in sinking air.

18.06.2005 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Novice
High And Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled on landing damaging shoulder.

dislo shoulder, chipped bone
18.06.2005 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Rushup Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Tow rated pilot got into difficulties when attempting to ridge soar having hill launched. Pilot landed heavily behind trees.

bruising
17.06.2005 Male

Age:
42
Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Parascender

Wing:

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Tow vehicle driver crashed into rubble mound hidden by long grass on tow field.

grazing to arm and back
15.06.2005 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Club Pilot
Plaine Joux
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target 16

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
It is believed that the pilot clipped a tree in light conditions and fell 15m to the ground. The pilot was wearing a cycle helmet which contributed sighnificantly to the seriousness of the head injuries!.

fr skull, fr ribs
10.06.2005 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Novice
Green Bell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student landed heavily on uneven ground fracturing leg.

fr leg
10.06.2005 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Club Pilot
Butser
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged wind strength/gradient and got blown back into rotor.

fr L1 vertebra
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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