Paraglider

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 2832 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
16.04.2005 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Fransham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot suffered line break at 1000ft but did not realise line was still connected. Flew with training line until line snagged on trees. pilot threw emergency parachute and landed safely.

none
11.04.2005 Female

Age:
26

Rating:
Novice
Curium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student was lifted off ground during reverse launch attempt, then pulled wrong control resulting in a turn into the hillside.

fr tibia
05.04.2005 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Stags Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Hang Glider Rigid

Wing:
Atos
C

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot missjudged approach having encountered sheep in chosen field. Collided with wall.

fr knee, cuts to face and arm, broken teeth.
05.04.2005 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Club Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Amour 159

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Glider stalled on final approach possibly due to thermic activity and/or insufficient speed on landing appraoch.

strained shoulder
26.03.2005 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Blackhall
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was flying a recognised site in a normal manner and was made aware that his activity had scared some horses that had then broke their tethers and damaged 2 parked cars.

none
25.03.2005 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Sutton Meadows
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
C2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot started take off run for aerotow but was not properly clear of the marshal. Glider struck marshal on shoulder as it moved forward causing the weak link to break and bending an upright.

none
25.03.2005 Male

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had mid-air with another paraglider. Both carried on flying without problem.

none
21.03.2005 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
FLPA
Lumb Farm
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered


fr leg
21.03.2005 Male

Age:
51
Frampton End Road
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered


back injuries
17.03.2005

Wing:

Launch Type:
Big fat repack report. See report for details.

none
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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