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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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There are 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
22.08.2004 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Club Pilot
Hill Farm Norfolk
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Powered HG

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Engine:
radne
racket 120

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot tore leg muscle on attempting to launch. Later taken to hospital after passing out. Found that leg straps had been too tight and restricted circulation and ability to expand and contract.

torn leg muscle
20.08.2004 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Hill Farm Norfolk
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot failed to maintain good speed and control while on approach for landing. Landed in crop but did not let go of uprights.

fr arms, dislo shoulders
16.08.2004 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Club Pilot
Eyam Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Offpiste
Discovery

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot on hill conversion course lost too much height while attempting to soar. Glider was seen to be flying slowly and eventually crashed into stone structure.

fr ribs, dislo elbow
14.08.2004 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
Brantside
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot inflated glider to feel the air and was lifted off his feet and thrown into a boulder, he was then dragged into a dry stone wall before being dragged through the wall which then fell on top of him!.

dislo finger, bruising, back spasm
14.08.2004 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Novice
Ruddlers West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student failed to properly collapse glider after successful flight and landing. He was then dragged 20m by a gust of wind. Continued training for rest of day.

scratches and bruising
14.08.2004 Male

Rating:
Novice
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Student bruised shoulder while attempting a PLF, though told only to watch and wait at this point.

bruised shoulder
10.08.2004 Female

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mere Rifle Range
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Exact

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered turbulence and landed heavily wearing trainers and carrying ballast.

fr foot
08.08.2004 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Puncho
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Ls4 S

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot stalled having pushed out to miss trees on landing.

fr collar bone, shoulder and ribs
07.08.2004 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Kip Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Avax Rs

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had mid air while thermalling in competition. Some damage to other pilots wing.

none
06.08.2004 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Novice
Compton Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Reggae

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tripped on take off and fell heavily on arm.

fr arm
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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