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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
05.11.2001 Female

Age:
26
Bedlinog
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student pulled the bar in during take - off run but then didnt allow the glider to return to trim during flight. She continued to fly too fast and failed to round out during landing approach, this resulted in a heavy landing.

Winded and bruised.
04.11.2001 Female

Age:
25
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima Xix

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student forward launched assymetrically which caused her to fall over.

FR wrist
03.11.2001 Female Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During an attempted forward launch the canopy inflated slightly off line, the student continued with the launch but soon realised that she was heading for a tree, she applied full brake - the wing overshot and draped itself over a tree.

01.11.2001 Dunkeswell Airfield
United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
NB Harriet emailed this in, but its not clear what the pilot was flying- sailplane, HG or PG. I gave it an IR no, but no other info came in. Tony.

Fr Arms,ribs,pelvis
01.11.2001 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Various Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu

Launch Type:
Pilot adjusted the length of the speedbar to make it easier to use. Noticed that during weight shift turns the speed system was unintentionally being applied causing small collapses.

28.10.2001 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Tap O Noth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Exxtacy
Large

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Flying suit material caught in the harness zip after launch the piulot struggled to undo the zip. Was unable to burst the velcro.

28.10.2001 Male

Age:
41
Moel Y Cl Mynhad
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
No details.

Lower back
28.10.2001 Male

Age:
42
Moel Winion
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student was surprised by the speed of a light wind landing - tripped during landing.

Damaged right ankle.
28.10.2001 Male Suttons Corner
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Reserve parachute fell out of the students harness during an attempted forward launch.

28.10.2001 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon 25

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst ground handling a new canopy the pilot noticed that the Brummel hook connection to the speedbar had become detached. On one occasion the left control line became caught in the slot in the brummel hook.

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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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