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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
19.01.2003 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Club Pilot
Thornhill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
LAMINAR
Mr700

Launch Type:
Aero Tow


NONE
18.01.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Edenfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


BROKEN RIGHT HUMERUS
11.01.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
FLPA
The Tarn Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Java 155/Mosquito

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)


07.01.2003 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Jama
Spain
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Simba

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Fatal.
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
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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