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:

Incident reports for all wing types are displayed below in summary form.

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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.

11.05.2002 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
West Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot performing 360 degree turns whilst low. During one turn the glider encountered sinking air with the result that he was unable to complete the turn, the pilot impacted the hill.

Cracked/Fractured L1 Vertibrae
11.05.2002 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
2000

Launch Type:
Pilot approaching top landing field misjudged windstrength and made his final turn too low leaving insufficient height to clear a wall at the downwind end of the field. The pilot landed cross wind behind the wall.

05.05.2002 Male

Age:
46
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Xbow

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Hang glider pilot nosed in whilst top landing in a small field. Was seen to approach with insufficient airspeed.

knee grase
05.05.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Iv

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged wind strength on landing approach which resulted in his landing approach being too far back behind landing field. He narrowly avoided a collision with a barbed wire fence.

05.05.2002 Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Scandal

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


05.05.2002 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Corndon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
La Mouette- Topless 1

Launch Type:
Following a xc flight the pilot misjudged the wind direction which resulted in a downwind landing. The glider landed on its wheels then ground looped.

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Last updated: 24 September 2021

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