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 2808 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
04.09.2004 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot encountered unexpected (though predictable) sink while ridge soaring. This resulted in a very fast slope landing attempt.

fr tib and fib
03.09.2004 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot

France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot failed to execute a good forward launch from a small technical take off area. Glider caught bushes and pilot crashed before taking off.

fr ribs
02.09.2004 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Novice
Compton Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew into bush having misjudged landing approach.

fr heal
27.08.2004 Male

Age:
53

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Primary control pulley found to have failed (brake handle pulley). Pin dislodged and block missing.

none
27.08.2004 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Montmin
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had midair while thermalling. Poor lookout by both pilots.

none
27.08.2004 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Glider entered 360 on approach as pilot tried to undo harness zip.

fr shoulder, fr ribs
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
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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