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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 2832 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
20.04.2002 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Steyning
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Dynasty

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Flying in turbulent conditions encountered sinking air as he turned away from the ridge. This resulted in him sinking below the ridge and approaching a tree, the pilots attemps to turn away from the tree were too late.

20.04.2002 Female

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Darley Mook
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Fly 2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
During a tandem aerotow launch turbulence caused the weak link to break. The pilot flew a downwind leg followed by an attempt to turn into wind. With insufficient height to complete the turn the pilot landed cross wind, hitting a fence.

Sore back
19.04.2002 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Olivers Castle
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot became lost during xc flight. Helipcopter approached and circled him. Pilot landed and was met by military police who cautioned him.

17.04.2002 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Ignition

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot attempted 360 degree turn with insufficient height - impacted the hill.

FR both wrists, possible L ankle, bruising etc to face, concussion.
15.04.2002 Male

Age:
41
Ruddlers West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Following a successful forward inflation the right control was applied for no apparent reason causing the canopy to bank and pull the pilot over.

FR elbow
14.04.2002 Male

Age:
23
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
Paramount 9/ 288

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Towing. Land Rover jumped out of gear during tow launch. Ram air parachute descended rapidly from 150ft. Pilot failed to flare and landed on coccyx.

Bruised Coccyx
13.04.2002 Harting
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Breeze

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot seen to be flying close to the stall with insufficient altitude.

13.04.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Harting
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot failed to unzip his harness during landing approach. Landed fully zipped up with 2mph ground speed which caused the nose to drop.

08.04.2002 Himachal Pradesh
India
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot lost in Himilayas.

MIssing, presumed fatally injured.
05.04.2002 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Pena Rubia
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Sapphire

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details BOI convened.

Fatal.
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Last updated: 24 September 2021

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