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
21.08.2003 Female

Age:
21

Rating:
Club Pilot
Laragne
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot crashed after encountering a thermal on landing approach.

Concussion,Fr vertebrae (2, compressed), Fr arm.
20.08.2003 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ultralite
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fr left wrist.
16.08.2003 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Mercury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


none
16.08.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Amour

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot released from aerotow due to oscilations. Flew into large pile of poo on landing!

Multiple fractures to left humerus.
15.08.2003 Female

Age:
54

Rating:
Club Pilot
Crow Hall
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Sky Hook
Gypsy Small

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went off line on tow then spiralled into ground.

Fatal.
12.08.2003 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Novice
Rudlers North
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student put foot in rabbit hole after landing.

Fr Ankle
10.08.2003 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Col De La Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Fr skull, parietal, concussion, lacerated elbow.
09.08.2003 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Keara

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fractured ankle
08.08.2003 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
La Chat, Grand Bornand
France
Paraglider

Wing:
Epsilon 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse due to turbulence on landing approach.

Fatal.
07.08.2003 Male

Age:
22

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went off line and landed down wind. Glider flipped over.

Concussion, sprained wrist.
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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