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
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.
07.10.2003 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Novice
Marania Farm
Kenya

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha Ii

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student twisted ankle on landing.

Sprained ankle.
05.10.2003 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Offpiste
Discovery

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot attempted first top landing in strong conditions and possible rotor. Glider dropped wing and crashed. Pilot should have been with Coach for this task!

fr humerus
04.10.2003 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Clubman

Launch Type:
Laid flat glider picked up by wind and flipped back. Hit parked car causing slight dent.

none
28.09.2003 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Novice
Winter Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Student tip stalled glider prior to landing.

Fr wrist
26.09.2003 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Tailbridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Airprox with Tornado.

none
25.09.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Tan Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Flying Planet
Sirius

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot caught out by gusts while ground handing. Lifted off ground then dumped down heavily.

Dislocated left ankle.
20.09.2003 Male Swanage
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot landed in sea (20cm deep).

none
18.09.2003 Clough Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Unknown pilot rotored in after getting blown back.

Fractured tibia and fibula.
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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