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 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
30.05.2004 Male

Age:
35

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Kimfly
River

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Mid air collision resulting in serious injury to one of the pilots. Pilot 1 turned at end of ridge and collided with pilot 2 who was following. Neither were seen to take avoiding action.

fr back, fr ribs
29.05.2004 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Colley Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 6m ato in gusty, turbulent conditions and was unable to recover glider before hitting the hill.

fr ribs
29.05.2004 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot turned too tight due to proximity to hill. Probably caused spin then stalled in trying to recover surge.

bruising, cracked rib
25.05.2004 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Agy
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had to take avoiding action when on finals to avoid collision with another paraglider that had been carrying out 360s low to the ground. Turning sharply to avoid the collision caused the glider to dive and the pilot pendulumed into the ground.

fr L1 vertebra
25.05.2004 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Novice
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student applied erratic control input at 6m above ground. Canopy stalled and student landed heavily.

fr wrist, vertebra and pelvis
23.05.2004 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Cosmic Rider

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Dual pilot caught out by wind switching in landing area and landed heavily crosswind. Passenger sustained minor back strain.

strained back muscles
23.05.2004 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Sutton Meadows
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Emergency parachute deployed accidentaly having just released from aerotow. Pilot thinks it may not have been correctly fitted.

none
21.05.2004 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Nantymoel
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Space

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot caught hand on ground while landing, fracturing his wrist.

fr wrist
20.05.2004 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot


Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Emergency chute clover loops failed on harness.

none
19.05.2004 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ja Voravy
Czech

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Phelix

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged distance from landing area and landed short with glider landing on power lines. Glider was badly damaged.

none
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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