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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There are 2758 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
30.09.2002 Male

Age:
43
Pilgrims Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Santana

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flying canopy too slowly on low hop. When he came to land he released the controls rather than flaring and impacted a fence.

MILD CUTS AND BRUISES TO BACK AND FACE
29.09.2002 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Rushup Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Stealth *Pl

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Glider had uncontrollable right turn - only discovered after launch - pilot impacted the hill. Glider had been crashed on previous flight - no damage discovered.

CONCUSSION, LACERATED KNEE
28.09.2002 Male

Age:
43
Tailbridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Confidence

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student misjudged his height whilst making his first soaring attempt,impacted the hill.

BROKEN ANKLE
28.09.2002 Male

Age:
43
Tailbridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Confidence

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student attempting first soaring flight impacted the ground at the end of his first beat - wind speed dropped during the beat causing pg to sink.

BROKEN RIGHT LEG
28.09.2002 Male

Age:
37
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Sentra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attmpted to launch with one leg strap undone. He realised before taking off and aborted the flight.

NONE
27.09.2002 Male

Age:
62


Wing:

Launch Type:
Harness webbing found to be stitched to harness material at load points.

24.09.2002 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Die

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Magic 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot attempting to launch in light wind conditions did not generate sufficient airspeed during take-off run. Witnesses said nose was too high. Glider stalled and fell over 40ft cliff edge into trees.

24.09.2002 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
New helmet - buckle discovered to come undone in flight.

23.09.2002 Male

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Saber

Launch Type:
Pink undersurface fabric found to be severely degraded by UV during inspection - remainder of the canopy in good condition.

21.09.2002 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Club Pilot
West Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot over shot twice whilst attempting to top land. Following his second attempt the canopy suffered a collapse to the right wing causing it rotate and then dive into the hill.

SPINAL, COMPRESSION FRACTURE
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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