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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

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There are 2836 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
20.09.2002 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot

Unknown
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During hang check the noseman noticed that the pilots harness shoulder rope was frayed. It appeared that the rope had been overstitched causing the cord to melt.

20.09.2002 Female

Age:
31

Rating:
Novice
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stalled glider on low hop.

Fr ankle
19.09.2002 Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Kiss

Launch Type:
Pilot was seen to misjudge his landing approach and land heavily on a road.

Unconscious, Ambulance called, Dr on Scene
19.09.2002 Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Whilst flying with nearly full speed bar on the pilot noticed that one of the speed bar lines had become free of its pulley. On inspection he noticed that the pin holding the pulley had gradually worked its way loose.

15.09.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Annecy
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Pulse, Mkii

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


NONE
15.09.2002 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
Downcourt
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Booster

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled canopy whilst in big ears, canopy dropped back 30 degrees, pilot impacted the hill.

BRUISING CONCUSSION
15.09.2002 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
Downcourt
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Booster L

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Canopy stalled whilst in big ears, pilot impacted the hill.

SEVERE BRUISING TO THE BUTTOCKS, CONCUSSION.
15.09.2002 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Club Pilot
Abington West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Phelix

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilkot attempting to lose height to land by s turning. Failed to turn into wind on the final beat and impacted the ground hard.

ANKLE & LEG BREAK
15.09.2002 Female Addleborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Student strained muscles in her leg whilst attempting to launch.

twisted knee-sprain
13.09.2002 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mercury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Rumour 1

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Inexperienced pilot misjudged landing approach - touched ground but then wing became airborne again - eventually landed heavily at front of ridsge.

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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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