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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
23.06.2002 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Club Pilot
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Xtralite

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details.

Concussion, bruises, cut lip & tongue and chipped tooth
23.06.2002 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Ventura

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
During tow launch the pilot heard a thud followed by the glider pitching nose down. The pilot couldnt find his reserve parachute handle and impacted the ground heavily. He then discovered that his parachute had accidentally deployed during the launch.

Bruised left leg and back; to casualty at Cottage hospital- Buxton
23.06.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic 4

Launch Type:
During daily inspection the pilot discovered the nut attaching the cross tube to the leading edge was loose with the thread well worn.

23.06.2002 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Atherfield Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
The pilot became aware that he was catching another paraglider pilot also soaring in the same direction. He tried to over take the pilot on the cliff side but had insufficient room. The pilots wing collided with the leading pilots harness.

23.06.2002 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Club Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Magic : Kiss

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Whilst attempting to top land in gusty conditions the pilot flew the downwind leg with insufficient airspeed. This resulted in him having difficulty turning back into wind. The pilot landed cross wind on a road behind the landing area.

Unconscious > 1Hr/ Face helicopter to Shrewsbury Royal Hospital, Head & Neck
23.06.2002 Male

Age:
28

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
As 096.

23.06.2002 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Atherfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Independance: Avalon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


20.06.2002 Male

Age:
46
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Paraglider pilot flying in strong conditions, was seen to fly downwind behind the ridge whilst low. The pilot reappeared almost upside down in his harness. He then flew downwind again and the canopy was seen to collapse. Pilot was uninjured.

20.06.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot experienced turbulence during his landing approach, resulting in a wing dropping and an upright breaking as it hit the ground.

20.06.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Following launch the pilot was unable to assume the prone position in the harness. Upon later inspection he discovered that the internal harness chord had broken.

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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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