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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
03.06.2005 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Club Pilot
Plaine Joux
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Sportster

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot overshot landing area and crashed into a parked car.

strained elbow
31.05.2005 Male

Age:
18

Rating:
Novice
Compton Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Reggae

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew into hill while attempting a top to bottom flight with turns.

bruised foot
31.05.2005 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ringstead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged site and airflow resulting in a water landing. No dry option. V lucky!

none
30.05.2005 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Novice
Wetton
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Student fractured collar bone while practicing PLFs prior to flight training.

fr clavicle
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
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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