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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 2814 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
18.01.2004 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew into bush having failed to turn at end of ridge. Landed on side rather than legs.

bruised side
18.01.2004 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Harting
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Hang Glider Rigid

Wing:
La Mouette
Top Secret

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot attempted upslope landing but had lost more height than expected and did not have time to pull full flaps. Landed from 8-10ft and went over on ankle.

fr ankle
30.12.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Mackalo

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Glider stalled during launch at approx 25m. Sorted by winch operator and pilot plf.

none
02.12.2003 Male

Age:
21


Wing:

Launch Type:
During repack large amount of loose cotton and fabric found. Deployment bag had loose grommet. Bag returned to supplier.

none
16.11.2003 Male

Age:
45

United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
Pin loops failed on emergency chute during repack. Incorrectly stitched.

none
12.11.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Astral

Launch Type:
Swing glider grounded on advice from Swing!

none
26.10.2003 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student allowed glider to go off line on take off. Landed heavily.

Bruised elbow and hip.
18.10.2003 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Abington East
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Proton

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged slope landing an hit ground heavily. Possibly stalled glider.

Fr left wrist and radius.
17.10.2003 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Tap O Noth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Xkr

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
HG pilot cocked up light wind take off. Broke upright.

none
11.10.2003 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Barton Airport
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Tonic 27

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot failed to keep glider on line during tow. Tow was cut and pilot landed awkwardly.

Sprained ankle.
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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