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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
20.07.2003 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Club Pilot
Larragne, Bhpa Nationals.
France
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Multiple, including head injuries.
16.07.2003 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Novice
Folly Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
FLYING PLANET
Astair

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student suffered asymmetric collapse while on soaring beat and crashed into slope.

Fr (compressed) vertebrae (2). Uncertain if caused by this incident.
15.07.2003 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Cheetah

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Lightly bruised.
14.07.2003 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fractured 2 fingers, one of which also dislocated. Both right hand.
12.07.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Parascender

Wing:
waterbird
Jumbo

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow


Bruising to forehead.
12.07.2003 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Parascender

Wing:
Sportlite
Ascending 324

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow


none
07.07.2003 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bedlinog
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Vision

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Dislocated shoulder.
06.07.2003 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Soul

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fr Pelvis (two fr).
06.07.2003 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Novice
Glyders
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled while walking across hill. None flying accident.

Torn ligaments to knee
05.07.2003 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Novice
Raf Kemble
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Parascender

Wing:
Harley
New Wave 350

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow


Concussion, bruising.
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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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