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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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There are 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
11.05.2003 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Sutton Meadows
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Combat 2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow


sprained right wrist, bruised right knee, 2 broken teeth
10.05.2003 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Sierra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


back and facial
10.05.2003 Female

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Barton Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Apollo

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow


severe bruising to the spinal area, whiplash injury
10.05.2003 Male

Age:
15

Rating:
Novice
Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Parascender

Wing:
waterbird
Standard

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow


grazed left hand and bruise left shoulder and knee
05.05.2003 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
GRADIENT

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


disclocated shoulder R/H
04.05.2003 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Rushop
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Ignition

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


none
04.05.2003 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Club Pilot
Foulden (Set-Aside)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
Doodle-Bug/Magic Iii 166

Engine:
radne racket

Launch Type:
Powered


none
26.04.2003 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Novice
Cockle Park
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student confused by different coloured webbing so released under tension and landed heavily.

Disloction of left arm from shoulder socket. Torn arm and chest muscles
24.04.2003 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
Pilot
Seaham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fr Pelvis, Concussion, black eye.
24.04.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Eclipse/Ghostbuster

Launch Type:
Aero Tow


none
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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