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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 2808 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
24.08.2002 Male

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
The Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst thermal soaring tha canopy entered a spin which the pilot didnt immediately recognise. The pilot countered the turn by braking the opposite wing causing the canopy to stall. With insufficient height for recovery the pilot threw his parachute.

24.08.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Reo

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Whilst tow launching the pilot attempted to correct his track by turning right. However, he did not maintain sufficient airspeed during this attempted turn, causing the left wing to stall. The glider drifted off course and impacted the ground.

Chipped Elbow, bruises to Derbyshire Royal Hospital
20.08.2002 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Sourton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Octane

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


FR TIBIA, FR FIBULA, (FRACTURE BELOW THE KNEE AND SPIRAL FRACTURE ABOVE THE ANKLE).
18.08.2002 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Nont Sarah
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Sepk

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Model aircraft collided with the paragliders lines causing a permanent asymmetric collapse. The pilot was able to land safely.

18.08.2002 Mod North Luffenham
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During vehicle tow launch the Land Rover struck a concealed concrete block causing tensio reader to be propelled forward striking his cheek.

LH face bruised Cheek bone
18.08.2002 Male

Age:
66
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
988

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Students feet slipped forward on landing resulting in him landing on his backside.

Pulled back Muscles
16.08.2002 Male

Age:
36
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne - Fun

Launch Type:
Student on early high flight overcontrolled the pitch of the glider durng landing. Attempted to flare then fell through the A frame - failed to let go of the uprights.

Upper arm fracture, ambulance to Sussex County- Brighton
15.08.2002 Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Student dislocated shoulder whilst pracising PLF.

dislocated shoulder
14.08.2002 Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student jumped into the seat whilst launching, slipped and fell over.

Suspected twisted ankle
13.08.2002 Female

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Beer Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot flying in the presence of orographic cloud encountered rising air that she found difficult to exit. Managed to lose height by applying speed bar and big ears. .

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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