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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 2836 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
09.06.2005 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Club Pilot
Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo Large

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 15m on final approach due to turbulence.

fr vertabrae and ribs
08.06.2005 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot


Wing:
Windtech
Pulsar

Launch Type:
Pilot noticed that the line tidys were causing the risers to fray slightly.

none
07.06.2005 Male

Rating:
Novice
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Sunbeam

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student did not flare on landing and glider over-flew, pulling student over.

fr tibia
06.06.2005 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Club Pilot
Annecy
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had to land in emergency field having left it too late to make official field. Glider nosed in in long grass as pilot could not locate harness zip and had to land on wheels.

bruised ribs
06.06.2005 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Col De Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was crashed into by out of control paraglider pilot while waiting on ramp to take off.

gashed leg, bruised shoulder
05.06.2005 Male Formaw Hill

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Unknown pilot took off having clipped in back to front. Pilot landed safely and rectified fault.

none
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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