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
23.05.2004 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Sutton Meadows
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Emergency parachute deployed accidentaly having just released from aerotow. Pilot thinks it may not have been correctly fitted.

none
21.05.2004 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Nantymoel
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Space

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot caught hand on ground while landing, fracturing his wrist.

fr wrist
20.05.2004 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot


Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Emergency chute clover loops failed on harness.

none
19.05.2004 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ja Voravy
Czech

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Phelix

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged distance from landing area and landed short with glider landing on power lines. Glider was badly damaged.

none
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:


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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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