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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
05.01.2003 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


BRUISED RIBS
04.01.2003 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Novice
Rodneys Pillar
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Moon

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


LOWER BACK INJURY AND KNEE
25.11.2002 Male

Age:
33
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Canopy collapsed while student was making top landing approach.

BRUISING, POSSIBLE SUSPECTED COMPRESSIN OF SPINE.
18.11.2002 Female

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Beer Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged landing approach and impacted the hill.

STIFF SORE. NOTHING SERIOUS
06.11.2002 Male

Age:
23

Rating:
Club Pilot
Alfamar, Spain
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Aircus (M)

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged landing approach and landed in wind shadow behind buildings.

SMALL FRACTURE TO THE LOWER RIGHT FIBULA AT ANKLE
04.11.2002 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot
Cold Norton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered HG

Wing:
Solar Wings
Rumour 2

Engine:
RADNE 120

Launch Type:
Powered
Prop shaft support block came loose causing prop shaft to wander which resulted in thrust line changing and bad left turn.

NONE
30.10.2002 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Worn pulleys discovered to be causing damage to the control lines.

24.10.2002 Male

Age:
23

Rating:
Club Pilot
Peters Paradise Greece
GR

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilots foot trapped when he released speed bar, canopy suffered a collapse, pilot seen to be applying too much control during descent. IMpacted ground hard.

NONE
18.10.2002 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Peters Paradise Epidaunos
GR

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Canopy over flew pilot whilst attempting to launch - pilot fell over.

FRACTURED RADIUS
13.10.2002 Male

Age:
39
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Mars

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Glider drifted off to the right during low tow launch, student turned right instead of left causing glider to turn more quickly, impacted the ground heavily.

BRUISED EYE, STIFF NECK (LATER)
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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