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 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
17.05.2005 Female

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Smeatharpe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Sx2

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot stalled glider during winch launch after pushing bar out having foolishly anticipated increased winch tension that did not materialise due to mechanical failure.

bruises and grazing.
17.05.2005 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Novice
Truleigh Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student suffered asymmetric collapse at 10m and hit hillside.

fr heel
15.05.2005 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Novice
Curium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student allowed glider to overfly on launch pulling pilot over.

minor abrasions to face, arm and calf
15.05.2005 Female

Age:
14

Rating:
Novice
Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Parascender

Wing:
Paracommander

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Student landed heavilly on one foot.

none
15.05.2005 Male

Age:
65
Penmaen Bach
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable


Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot witnessed not wearing helmet.

none
09.05.2005 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot initiated symmetric collapse by pulling b rather than a lines for big ears. Glider then entered spin with cravatte.

none
23.04.2005 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Pilot
St Cyrus
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Quarx

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled glider by flying too slowly and in wrong area.

bruised back
23.04.2005 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Refugio Di Perugia
Italy

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered multiple asymmetric collapses prior to deploying emergency chute. Probably due to flying through unforseen rotor.

none
21.04.2005 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
High And Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Serac

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot top landed and reached for A risers to deflate canopy. At this point he was lifted 3ft into the air then dragged back into a ditch.

fr arm
16.04.2005 Female

Rating:
Novice
Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Parascender

Wing:
Waterbird

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Student landed on knees instead of plf.

sprained knee
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Last updated: 23 April 2021

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