Paraglider

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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There are 2758 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
30.03.2002 Male

Age:
38
Holme Next The Sea Sssi
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xact 25

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Attempting to tow a paraglider behind a car the canopy locked out and the canopy was pulled into the beach severely injuring the pilot.

Fractures to: R knee, 3 or 4 Lumbar vertebrae (compression) Internal injuries.
30.03.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Mynyad Meid
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Following landing the pilot was dragged sideways into a ditch.

Broken Right Hand- 2 metacarpal bones
29.03.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Woldham 2
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Prior to tow launch, as tension came full the line the tow release partially failed resulting in the left bridle coming off with the tow line attached to the right bridle only. The launched was aborted when the pilot had reached 10ft. Landed ok.

26.03.2002 Ashover, Derbyshire
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
2 PPGs reported flying low over Ashover , Derbyshire. Several captive birds of prey were spooked resulting in one being injured and subsequently put down.

25.03.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Pilot
Leadlich
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Air Atos

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Following a xc flight the pilot misjudged the wind direction on landing resulting in a downwind landing.

Broken right Anke: Fibula; Didnt go hospital for 2 days as thought it was just sprained
24.03.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Bwlch Y Groes
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
ADG
Bi - Manta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Following a tandem flight it was discovered that one of the maillons connecting the riser to the spreader bar was undone and had stretched out of shape by approx 5mm.

23.03.2002 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Club Pilot
Big Fat Repack
United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot unable to release parachute from container during big fat repack parachute packing session. Reserve was repacked with the routing of the handle slightly modified - this then proved to be successful.

23.03.2002 Male

Age:
32
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Sunbeam

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student fell during forward launch dislocating his knee cap.

Dislocated knee cap
17.03.2002 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
At 120ft during tow launch the pilot released the line completely from his chest release. He then pushed out causing the glider to stall. During the stall the glider turned out of wind, at 20 ft the pilot stalled the glider again impacting the ground.

Light bruising
17.03.2002 Male Horse Leys Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Iv Fr

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot being towed behind land rover usng climbing rope with no weak link or release at either end. Glider drifted off course and impacted the ground.

FR ribs, punctured lung, concussion, DL shoulder.
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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