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 2836 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
10.08.2004 Female

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mere Rifle Range
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Exact

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered turbulence and landed heavily wearing trainers and carrying ballast.

fr foot
08.08.2004 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Puncho
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Ls4 S

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot stalled having pushed out to miss trees on landing.

fr collar bone, shoulder and ribs
07.08.2004 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Kip Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Avax Rs

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had mid air while thermalling in competition. Some damage to other pilots wing.

none
06.08.2004 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Novice
Compton Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Reggae

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tripped on take off and fell heavily on arm.

fr arm
05.08.2004 Female

Age:
16

Rating:
Novice
Lincon Showground
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Parascender

Wing:
Sportlite
Paracommander

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot landed heavily after weak link broke during tow.

bruised head
04.08.2004 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Pilot
Mynydd Meio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse from turbulence from another glider. Landed heavily.

minor bruising and scrapes
04.08.2004 Female

Age:
46

Rating:
Novice
Lincon Showground
United Kingdom
Parascender

Wing:
Sportlite
Paracommander

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot tripped on landing.

fr tib fib
03.08.2004 Male

Age:
77

Rating:
Pilot
Ringstead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Grid

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flew into hill having failed to notice that the wind had shifted to a direction too far off the hill to provide much lift.

fr spine
02.08.2004 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Low airtime pilot caught out by windy conditions pulled big ears having already applied full speed bar! Resulted in full frontal collapse and subsequant cascade sequence until impact.

bruised ribs
01.08.2004 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Novice
High & Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed heavily having lost height on approach to landing.

twisted knee
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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