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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 2836 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
31.07.2004 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
A53
United Kingdom
Powered HG

Wing:
Solar Wings
Rumour

Engine:
mosquito

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot encountered turbulence on approach and landed heavily.

bruising
31.07.2004 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Novice

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Space

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tripped having completed flight successfully.

fr ankle
31.07.2004 Female

Age:
33

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Falcon

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student failed to release on low flight then mistimed flare on landing. Landed heavily still holding uprights.

fr arm
31.07.2004 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Novice
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Samba

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student collided with another paraglider (both flew on without incident) whilst ridge soaring. Poor airmanship!.

none
26.07.2004 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Telegraph Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Ignition

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse as a result of rotor caused by windy conditions.

ligament and tissue damage to neck and back
25.07.2004 Male

Rating:
Novice
Compton Bowl
United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
Student injured himself while practicing unauthorised PLFs. Continued training.

pain in back
17.07.2004 Female

Age:
44

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Fly 2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Student relaxed grip causing glider to enter turn. Instructor managed to level wings but could not make landing area due to height loss. .

none
13.07.2004 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Worcester Beacon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered stall then failed to make immediate recovery. Eventually recovered.

none
12.07.2004 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Hay Bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered large asymmetric while flying in strong turbulent conditions. The ensuing dive led to a spiral that the pilot could not recover. He deployed his emergency chute and landed safely but was then dragged for 300m. .

none
11.07.2004 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
The Lawley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Vision

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot became object fixated and allowed himself to get too low with no room to turn away from the hill. Landed heavily and broke upright.

none
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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