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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 2808 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
10.07.2005 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Pena Negra
Spain

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Targa 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered multiple collapses in turbulent conditions resulting in emergency chute deployment. Descent rate 8m/s resulted in heavy landing.

fr l2 vertebra
09.07.2005 Male

Age:
49
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic


Wing:

Launch Type:
Airprox see report form.

none
09.07.2005 Female

Age:
24

Rating:
Novice
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student sufferred collapse while on speed bar and landed heavily. Instructor caught out by increasing wind!

none
08.07.2005 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On landing in strong wind pilot pulled down on controls to collapse glider. Thius resulted in him being lifted up and blown back over ridge and crashing into a parked car before coming to rest.

spr ankle, bruising
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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