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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 2836 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
17.09.2003 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot crashed while flying fast close to the hill. Showing off!

Fractured vertebra, T12.
17.09.2003 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice
Pilgrims Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Lift 26

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student encountered sink prior to landing and landed heavily without PLF.

Possible tendon/ligament damage.
14.09.2003 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Club Pilot
Tow Scar
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Pheron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flew into cliff face.

Dl wrist, burns and bruises.
14.09.2003 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Moel Acre
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vulcan

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Airprox with helicopter.

none
13.09.2003 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Club Pilot
Beachy Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attempted 360 to close to the hill.

Fr right ankle
09.09.2003 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Westbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
A

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Airprox with helicopter.

none
07.09.2003 Male Edenfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Astral

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot (non-BHPA) blown back into rotor on top of hill landing heavily.

Unspecified back injuries, suspected not to be severe. Airlifted.
07.09.2003 Female

Age:
28

Rating:
Novice
Pilgrims Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
ADG
Havane

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student twisted ankle either while running at launch or on landing.

Sprained right ankle.
06.09.2003 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Chabre, Laragne
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Syncro

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was inadvertantly lifted off ground while ground handling and fell on bush which pierced thigh.

Leg impaled by branch. Soft tissue damage. Entered left leg at thigh, exit above knee.
04.09.2003 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Novice
Marmotts
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student misjudged appraoch and hit parked car on landing.

Minor cuts and bruises.
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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