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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
12.02.2005 Female

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice
Roque Brune
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright Classic

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student crashed feet first into cliff having become flustered by proximity to sea and railway line.

fr feet
08.02.2005 Female

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Mere Rifle Range
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot crashed having sustained an asymmetric collapse on approach, probably due to thermic turbulence.

fr vertebra, fr ankle
31.01.2005 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Marleycombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Tetra (M)

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to properly control glider following symmetric collapse at low level in marginal conditions.

fr ribs, punctured lung
29.01.2005
United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
Multiple report on reserve repack by Bill Morris. See report for details.

26.01.2005 West Firle
United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:


31.12.2004 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Club Pilot
Presendyt
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
X-Act

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot was dragged and bounced while attempting to forward launch.

fr wrist, fr leg
28.12.2004 Male
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Harness airbag found to be worn (holed and delaminated) after 2 years use.

none
11.12.2004 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Llantisilo
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Brontes

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot crashed into rocky hill/cliff while ridge soaring. Possibly due to spin.

head injuries
11.12.2004 Male

Age:
76

Rating:
Pilot
Lower Famara
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot spun glider at low level. Seen to be flying with half brake on approach then further turn invoked spin. Pilot was trying to land by wind sock!.

fr femur fr ribs
10.12.2004 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Atherfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Bionic
Bionic 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On testing a demo Bionic 2 paraglider resulted in unstable oscillation when central control line fully deployed. Glider flew ok if control line only pulled half way or less.

none
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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