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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
28.08.2002 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
Pilot
Branscombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xyon 124

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Following a recent repack the pilot emergency parachute accidentally deployed.

Broken vertebra L1 & L3, Compresed L1, wedge L3
28.08.2002 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Col Dela Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Typhoon S4

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Paraglider pilot attempted to launch whilst a hang glider was stood waiting to launch at the one and only TO spot. The PG pilot failed to control his canopy which then dragged him into the HG.

26.08.2002 Male

Age:
36
Sarn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Up

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot seen to be applying controls too aggressively. The canopy entered a spin, and after one and a half rotations recovered and dived toward the hill. The pilot impacted the hill.

XChin, Lower back, Left Leg, Ambulance to Shrewsbury Hospital
26.08.2002 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Sarn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot overcontrolled his canopy when attempting to turn in thermal lift. The canopy suffered a collapse and pendulumed into the ground.

fractured ankle, broken lower leg, broken vertabra, cracked ribs
25.08.2002 Male

Age:
39
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Mars Illaro

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
As the glider approached the ground following a low hop the student pulled in the control frame causing the glider to dive into the ground.

Fractured Humerous, 1st Aid & to Derbyshire Royal Infirmary
24.08.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Brake lines discovered to be worn where they pass through pulley.

24.08.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot almost dragged whilst attempting to launch.

24.08.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Airways Flight Park
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot tow launched whilst wearing doodlebug power harness - engine off. At 20ft glider drifted off line - tow aborted - pilot unable to control gliders direction, drifted off course, pilot landed heavily on right side.

Broken bones in Elbow, ambulance to Derbyshire royal infirmary
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
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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