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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 2814 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
08.12.2004 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Novice
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled in long grass on landing.

fr wrist
05.12.2004 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta Ii

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student failed to keep hands high while releasing from tow line and caused glider to stall resulting in a heavy landing.

dislo elbow
04.12.2004 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Novice
Kennel Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went off line slightly but then pulled bar in on landing instead of flaring resulting in heavy landing.

fr arm
14.11.2004 Male

Age:
47
Smeatharpe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable


Wing:

Launch Type:
Tug pilot landed short after engine failure and crashed into earth bank.

minor cots and bruises, whiplash
14.11.2004 Male

Age:
71

Rating:
Club Pilot
Perranporth

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Flame

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Glider suffered asymmetric collapse having spun at low level due to excessive control input.

fr ribs and multiple internal
13.11.2004 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
Sting

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Airprox with Police helicopter.

none
05.11.2004 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Club Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had midair collision on crowded site. Glider entered spin and pilot landed heavily.

none
31.10.2004 Female

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Middle Wallop
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Pulse

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot stalled glider while on vehicle tow launch and landed heavily.

fr spine
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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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