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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.10.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Xtralite

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


12.10.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Pulse

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


12.10.2002 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


12.10.2002 Male Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Extreme

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


07.10.2002 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ireland Field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Ventura

Engine:
VITTORAZI
100CC

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot started power unit at full revs, attmpted to stabilise unit by holding cage, hand slipped through netting and contacted propellor.

THUMB & FIRST FINGER OF RIGHT HAND TIPS RIPPED BY PROPELLER
07.10.2002 Female

Age:
27
Woldingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Student pulled muscle during take off run.

PULLED LEG MUSCLE
06.10.2002 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Harting Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Glider stalled through wind gradient as pilot made landing approach too close to a line of trees.

NONE
06.10.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


01.10.2002 Male

Age:
55
Dm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student jumped into the air during launch, landed heavily, tow aborted.

CHIPPED BONE ON ANKLE
01.10.2002 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Club Pilot
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing

Launch Type:
Parachute bridle had been cut and tied to the harness.

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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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