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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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
02.03.2004 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Ibituruna
Brazil

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged landing and was still in turn when landing falling onto hand.

fr wrist
01.03.2004 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
K5

Engine:
mosquito

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot took off with high angle of attack and stalled one wing at 15ft.

fr arm
15.02.2004 Male

Age:
21

Rating:
Novice
Marina Farm
Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student did not run on landing and stuck legs out spraining right ankle.

spr ankle
15.02.2004 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Novice

Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Glider went off to one side on launch and student was pulled over spraining his ankle.

spr ankle
11.02.2004 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Taucho
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Tetra

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot tripped while attempting a forward launch.

fr wrist
02.02.2004 Male

Age:
55
Beer Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot took off with too high angle of attack and stalled a wing due to a combination of flying too slowly and having fuzzy hair.

concussion, fuzzy hair.
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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