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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 2808 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
23.06.2003 Male

Age:
30
Abertysswg
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Iv

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)


broken left arm & possibly shoulder
22.06.2003 Female

Rating:
Novice
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Vision Classic

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


none
22.06.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Waringham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Parascender

Wing:
Harley
454

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow


none
21.06.2003 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Edenfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Extralite

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


none
21.06.2003 Male

Rating:
Novice
Little Tailbridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Dislocated right arm
19.06.2003 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bliss

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had hard landing after attempting to land in strong windy and thermic conditions.

Fr R ankle (lateral maleolus), Fr R wrist (medial styloid).
16.06.2003 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Pincots Lane
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Avian
Java

Engine:
Doodle Bug

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot turned off engine too soon and was unable to make landing field hitting power lines.

15% electrical burns, hip, abdomen and legs.
15.06.2003 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Club Pilot
Broughton Heights
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fractured vertebra
15.06.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Knipe Scar
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


crushed vertabrae - broken wrist
15.06.2003 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Broken Tibia at ankle
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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