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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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

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There are 2832 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
01.08.2003 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
La Mouette
Topless

Launch Type:
Pilot landed having flown under power lines. Didnt realsie until after landed.

none
31.07.2003 Lejaire, Wendling
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Waterbird
Magnum

Launch Type:
Winch Tow


none
27.07.2003 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Dolomites, Corvara
Italy

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered a collapse on approach and crashed into parked cars.

Whiplash, laceration to left elbow.
27.07.2003 Female

Age:
41

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Hornet

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered defaltion low over trees. Pilot crashed into trees then fell to the ground.

Fatal.
27.07.2003 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Club Pilot
Hill Farm, Norfolk
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Pulse 2

Launch Type:
Winch Tow


Badly bruised arm, thigh and knee detached left biceps tendon.
26.07.2003 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Laragne
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


none
24.07.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Condor

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student drifted off line and tow line was guillotined by winch operator. Student over corrected and crash landed.

Fr Humerus.
23.07.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Lobden
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fractured vertebrae, L1 and L2.
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.
Go to: Incident Reports (formal investigations)
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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