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 2836 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
22.04.2003 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Shining Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


none
21.04.2003 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Novice
Muggery Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Stubby

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)


broken tooth crown and cut lip
21.04.2003 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Chinrwell Tora
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
K2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


none
18.04.2003 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Pilot
Mercury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Xtralite

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


CONCUSSION, X-RAYS SHOWS A SHADOW ON SKULL
18.04.2003 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Mercury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Xkr

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)


Sprained ankle
18.04.2003 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Marlin

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


bruising
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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