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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 2832 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.06.2004 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Club Pilot
Hay Bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
K4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot caught base bar on gorse bush on landing approach.

fr arm
06.06.2004 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kimiridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xact

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot chose to take off from unsuitable area below the normal take off. He stood in rabbit hole on inflating the glider causing him to stumble and be dragged before regaining control of the glider.

dislocated ankle, fr leg
06.06.2004 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bewaldeth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Ariel Arts
Clubman 160

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot decided to land and put glider in steep turn to lose height. Glider entered a tumble and impacted heavily.

10 fr ribs, punctured lung.
05.06.2004 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Novice
Strines
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Black Magic

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student landed awkwardly having completed forward launch practice.

fr ankle
05.06.2004 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Emergency chute deployed accidentally on approach for slope landing. Pilot landed heavily.

none
03.06.2004 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Novice
Swyne Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flared too late and caught leg under harness on landing,.

fr leg
03.06.2004

Rating:
Novice
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student found himself 6m in the air on farward launch ground handle practice. Stalled glider and landed heavily on back.

none
01.06.2004 Male

Age:
39

United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
Arrangement of loops and eyelets on harness prevented emergency chute from deploying during repack.

none
01.06.2004 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Club Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot noticed at take off that a riser maillon was stretched and lines had come out, probably on previous flight.

none
31.05.2004 Male

Age:
31
Nont Sarahs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was ground handling glider after landing. Snagged line and was flung onto rocks.

fr leg
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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