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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:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
13.07.2002 Tow Scar
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Philion

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled whilst attempting low hop.

Stumbled and hurt right ankle- first aid applied
13.07.2002 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Parascender

Wing:
Sportlite 396

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot misjudged altitude on downwind leg of landing approach, made final turn into wind too low and was unable to complete the turn.

Both pilot and passenger went to hospital for exrays but no reported injury
13.07.2002 North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Sportlite
396

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot was nable to complete the final turn into wind during the landing approach due to insufficient height - landed cross wind falling onto the passenger.

Bruise.
13.07.2002 Male

Rating:
Pilot
North Luffenham

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
454

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
During tow launch the left control line came free from the control loop. The tow was terminated at a safe height and the pilot landed maintaining direction of launch.

Sore Ankle
13.07.2002 Male

Rating:
Pilot
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sportlife 396

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow


Fractured bone in th efoot- plaster applied
13.07.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
Paramount

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Tow release line came undone at time of release - pilot pulled up yoke and released by hand.

13.07.2002 Back Of Bewaldeth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student drifted off course during forward launch, tripped and fell onto small rock.

Cut to lower shin, First aid given by instructor
13.07.2002 Female

Age:
37

Rating:
Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot was unaware that the wind had increased. Her canopy was unable to penetrate forward, so she applied speed bar. At 20ft the canopy suffered a front tuck and the pilot fell to the ground.

Dislocated shoulder and broken collar bone,
12.07.2002 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airea- Session

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot waited for gap in cloud before launching from mountain - following launch he decided to try and gain height. He then became engulfed in cloud, lost orientation, and flew into the mountainside.

two dislocated bones in left foot, severed ligaments in R foot Hospital: Esnaf Hastanesi, Fethiye
11.07.2002 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Club Pilot
Field At Inverhegang
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h
Powered HG

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot launched a powere HG directly downwind of some powere lines. He was unable to gain sufficient height to clear the lines which he subsequently flew into.

Fatal.
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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