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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 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
05.07.2004 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost control of glider when reverse launching in gusty, thermic condotions and was dragged 30m.

bruised shoulder
23.06.2004 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ronda La Vieja
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot turned wrong way on forward launch causing risers to be twisted. Pilot was lifted off ground still twisted and was seen to pull one of the controls in panic. Glider turned sharply throwing pilot against a boulder with great force.

Fatal.
22.06.2004 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Unqualified (for flpa) pilot crashed flpa and was not discovered until early hours.

20.06.2004 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Club Pilot
Atherfield Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Avalon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled glider at approx 10m when on landing approach and landed in a head down attitude.

Fatal.
20.06.2004 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
FLPA

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
FreeX
Pure

Engine:
Sperwill

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot lost control of paramotor during launch/climb phase and crashed into the roof of a school.

fr neck c6-c7
16.06.2004 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Club Pilot
Dungiven
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Pilot landed and noticed that the shackle connecting his A lines to the riser was undone and 3 lines were free. He had not carried out a pre-flight check prior to the flight.

none
14.06.2004 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Douelle
France

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Talon

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
During competition with pilots queuing behind, pilot went for launch but wings were not level. Wing tip touched ground on take off causing glider to turn sharply crash landing in trees.

none
13.06.2004 Female

Age:
41

Rating:
Novice
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student launched glider asymmetrically and was pulled over and dragged for approx 6m causing damage to shoulder.

fr shoulder
13.06.2004 By River Yarty
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Action
29

Engine:
cyclone

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot landed seated and cross wind. Pilot uninjured but prop smashed and fuel tank split. Possible damage to wing.

none
13.06.2004 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
At 10m and on finals, pilot encountered severe sink and landed very heavily.

compressed vertebra, nerve and tissue damage
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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