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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
19.05.2004 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Doran
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Nomad

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered severe turbulence in alpine area resulting in a complete collapse of the glider. Pilot tried but failed to recover so threw his emergency chute and landed safely without injury or damage.

none
18.05.2004 Male

Age:
44

United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:


18.05.2004 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Ochsen Alpe
Germany

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Phor 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Passenger stumbled just prior to launch causing pilot to fall over too. Dragged 5m in the process of regaining control of glider. Passenger suffered pain in shoulder.

fr shoulder
17.05.2004 Male

Age:
26

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Artax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot blown off course by strong winds during top landing and flew into side of parked vehicle.

none
17.05.2004 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Westbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Flight Design
Ghostbuster

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot decided to land having lost spoileron in turbulence. Caught base bar on long grass and nosed in heavily.

neck and back strain
16.05.2004 Male

Age:
48
Thornhill Airfield

Wing:

Launch Type:


15.05.2004 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Scamblesby
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot alleged to have spooked horse some 750m away causing some minor damage to horse. Pilot unaware of occurrence until informed by farmer who owns land.

none
15.05.2004 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
SPHG

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Mcdaddy

Engine:
Fly
p130

Launch Type:
Powered
At 50m when pilot and passenger were getting into their seats, the risers became twisted resulting in the pilot losing control. They crashed heavily with the passenger sustaining severe injuries.

fr wrist, fr collar bone
14.05.2004 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice
Moel Wnion
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student became confused on approach and landed downwind (no PLF) thinking he was into wind.

fr heel
14.05.2004 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vulcan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot discovered the The Loft had replaced lines incorrectly during a service causing the glider to be deformed in flight. Pilot was not able to discover fault during pre-flight check as all looked ok.

none
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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