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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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There are 2758 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
14.07.2002 Female

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Westbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
La Mouette Topless

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Inexperienced pilot misjudged landing approach, narrowly avoided collision with parked cars. Bent upright and heart bolt.

None
13.07.2002 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Barton Airfield

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Coral

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
During PG tow launch the weak link broke causing the pilot to fall backwards - as he did so the quick release mechanism hit him in the mouth breaking a tooth.

Chipped tooth- dentist filled
13.07.2002 Tow Scar
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Philion

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled whilst attempting low hop.

Stumbled and hurt right ankle- first aid applied
13.07.2002 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Parascender

Wing:
Sportlite 396

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot misjudged altitude on downwind leg of landing approach, made final turn into wind too low and was unable to complete the turn.

Both pilot and passenger went to hospital for exrays but no reported injury
13.07.2002 North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Sportlite
396

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot was nable to complete the final turn into wind during the landing approach due to insufficient height - landed cross wind falling onto the passenger.

Bruise.
13.07.2002 Male

Rating:
Pilot
North Luffenham

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
454

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
During tow launch the left control line came free from the control loop. The tow was terminated at a safe height and the pilot landed maintaining direction of launch.

Sore Ankle
13.07.2002 Male

Rating:
Pilot
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sportlife 396

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow


Fractured bone in th efoot- plaster applied
13.07.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
Paramount

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Tow release line came undone at time of release - pilot pulled up yoke and released by hand.

13.07.2002 Back Of Bewaldeth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student drifted off course during forward launch, tripped and fell onto small rock.

Cut to lower shin, First aid given by instructor
13.07.2002 Female

Age:
37

Rating:
Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot was unaware that the wind had increased. Her canopy was unable to penetrate forward, so she applied speed bar. At 20ft the canopy suffered a front tuck and the pilot fell to the ground.

Dislocated shoulder and broken collar bone,
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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