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
09.04.2004 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Novice
Bow Lee
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
T16

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flew without permission or guidance from instructor and crashed.

fr elbow
03.04.2004 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot

United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
During repack, pilot discovered bridle fully through loop on bag rather than just a bight.

none
30.03.2004 Female

Age:
34

Rating:
Novice
Plain Joux
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Lift

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student overcompensated asymmetric at 30m and spun into building.

fr heal and compressed vertebra
29.03.2004 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice
Merthyr Common
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony Ii

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student lifted legs before glider properly flying. Caught outstretched leg on rock.

sprained ankle
29.03.2004 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Novice
Currium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student got too close to hill while attempting to soar and landed heavily.

bruised elbow
29.03.2004 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Novice
Fasoula
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student hit foot on rock after being pulled to one side on launch.

spr ankle
27.03.2004 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta Ii

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
At approx 20m glider stalled on tow. Pilot pendulumed into ground but was OK but for some bruising. Glider suspected.

bruising
06.03.2004 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Telegraph
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z-One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flew too far back for top landing approach and was caught in rotor.

fr shoulder
04.03.2004 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot

France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Pulsar Small

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot induced an accelerated symmetric collapse on an siv course. Glider entered stall and needed significant pilot input to recover. DHV 1/2 glider.

none
04.03.2004 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot

France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot induced accelerated symmetric collapse on siv course. Glider entered stall and was difficult to recover.

none
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Last updated: 23 April 2021

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