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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 2808 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
31.05.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Pilot
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Dynasty

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Three pilots on converging flight paths non of them took appropriate avoiding action resulting in them narrowley missing each other.

31.05.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Le Reward
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged suitability of field for landing following a cross country flight, narrowly avoided power lines and an electric fence, and in the process caused the glider to spin 180 degrees resulting in the pilot landing heavily on his back.

Compressed L2 vertibrae- fracture; To hospital in Central Annecy
31.05.2002 Male

Age:
52
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Mars

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student pushed out during tow launch causing the gliders left wing to stall, the glider turned and the left wing tip hit the ground.

Bruised right leg anmd shoulder
28.05.2002 Male

Age:
47
Paravion Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Parachute bridle shortened. When re-attached to the harness the carabiner would prize the stitching apart.

27.05.2002 Male

Age:
32
Swyre Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
2- One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Broken Ulna & Radius
24.05.2002 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Field, Roxton Road, Chawston, Beds
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Report received from AAIB - low level paraglider collapse.

Fatal.
12.05.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Helicopter flew low over site.

12.05.2002 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Club Pilot
Little Atherfield Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Powered HG

Wing:
Wills Wing Eagle 164

Engine:
Doodlebug Power Unit

Launch Type:
Powered
First landing approach was too high, pilot made a second attmept which was still too high. He overshot and flew to an alternative field but flew into rotor behind a hedge causing the aircraft to stall twice before impacting the ground.

Knocked unconcious, Bleeding from nose, general bruising.
12.05.2002 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Thornhill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Scandal Xkr

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot misjudged landing approach and undershot the intended landing field. He collided with a tall bush resulting in the glider sustaining structural damage.

11.05.2002 Female

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bossington
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Following a soaring flight the pilot flew downwind at 500ft agl to land at the car park. At 250ft the canopy suffered a major collapse. The pilot chose to throw her emergency parachute which opened immediately. She landed uninjured.

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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