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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
01.01.2002 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chillerton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Dragon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst performing a 360 degree turn the pilot encountered sinking air resulting in a loss of altitude. The pilot clipped the hillside whilst exiting the turn.

Fractured vertabrae * 2, broken finger nail.
29.12.2001 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Stantor, Torquay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Allegra

Engine:
Revoloution

Launch Type:
Powered
During xc flight paramotr unit suffered failure - no details.

29.12.2001 Male

Age:
18
Hunstanton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
+ 48 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Astra

Launch Type:
Instructor attempting to demonstrate hand towing in 30mph wind in front of hill Student held the tow line whilst the Instructr assited another student who was clipped into the harness / canopy. All three were dragged back.

23.12.2001 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Middle Wallop
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
G Sport

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow


Cut foot.
22.12.2001 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Club Pilot
Nora Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Xtra Lite 147

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot attempted to extend a cross country flight with the result that he had limited landing options. Landed in the rotor behind a tor, and was also blinded by the low sun.

Possible Fr ribs, aggravated previous HG head injury, minor bruises.
14.12.2001 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Club Pilot
At Villa In Lanzarote
Spain
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Allegra

Launch Type:
Pilot bought harness froma chief coach which was subsequently discovered to be in poor condition and unsuitable.

09.12.2001 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Chesham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Iv

Engine:
Mosquito

Launch Type:
Powered
PHG pilot spotted a 2 ft diameter parachute floating down 30ft away from him during a cross country flight. A long tube was attached to the parachute, which the pilot believes was from a model rocket.

28.11.2001 Male

Age:
37
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu L

Launch Type:
Pilot shortened the lines attached to the speed bar, this caused the speedbar to be applied during weight shift turns as the extra weight on the front of the harness seat would press on the speed bar.

17.11.2001 Treak Cliff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Vision 5 Large

Launch Type:
Student misjuddged his landing appraoch and overshot into a wall.

FR ankle.
16.11.2001 Male

Age:
39
Shining Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During light wind forward launch pilot appeared to encounter sinking air. The student continued to run, but stepped onto uneven ground resulting in a broken ankle.

FR tibia and fibula, DL metatarsal.
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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