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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 2836 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
03.08.2002 Male

Age:
38
High Edge- Training Field
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Student injured neck whilst attempting PLF from kneeling position.

03.08.2002 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Condover Feastival
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Freex Pure

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Tow release webbing pulled riser through carabiner prior to tow launch. The webbing loop tightened around the speed bar line pulley area. This was noticed after take-off. Pilot released at 700ft and landed safely.

03.08.2002 Male Condover Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Engine:
Doodlebug

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot attempted to launch diagonally across runway strip but failed to gain sufficient altitude to clear rough long grass - he impacted the long grass, beaking the prop and tearing the gliders sail.

03.08.2002 Female Condover Airfield
United Kingdom


Wing:
Avian
Amour

Launch Type:
Mylar insert folded onto itself inside the leading edge - discovered by another pilot.

03.08.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flying downwind to intended landing field realised that he would not reach the field. Having left himself no other landing options, and with a large ditch beneath him, the pilot opted to land downwind. He impacted the downwind side of the ditch.

Fractured L1 Vertibrea, airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital
02.08.2002 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Candover
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Sportlite 396

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
During tow launch the tow line finger trap loop came loose approximately 40 ft AGL. The pilot applkied brake to control the forward surge and impacted the ground feet first.

Bruising to lower back
31.07.2002 Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot flew canopy slowly whilst close to the ground - canopy stalled asymmetrically at 20ft - pilot impacted the gound.

Serious head injuries.
28.07.2002 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Private Land
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Gradient Onyx

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot started engine of paramotor whilst supporting the frame. The canopy remained packed away. The engine revs were high pushing the unit forward. The pilot reacted by pushing out with his left hand which contacted the prop causing injury.

Left hand Index finger 50% of Tip severed, fingers 2 & 3 removed amputated to first joint. Little finger 3mm of tip removed
28.07.2002 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Nanty Moel
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst ground handling the pilot realised that the split A risers on the right of his canopy were rigged incorrectly from the manufacturer.

27.07.2002 Male

Age:
33
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Coral

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student twisted ankle whilst landing.

Twisted and sprained right ankle- First aid on site
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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