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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:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
26.08.2001 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
Aspre - Sunbeuch
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Stealth

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Following take off the glider began to oscillate in roll / yaw - the pilot was unable to control these oscillations which increased in severity until the glider impacted the ridge.

Multiple fractures of arms and legs.
26.08.2001 Female South Cerney
United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
Whilst attempting to prevent a man from driving his car up and down a runway, the car collided with the injured parties legs.

Bruised legs.
23.08.2001 Male

Age:
19

Rating:
Club Pilot
Aspres
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xact

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot failed to flare or perform a plf during landing, consequently landed very heavily.

Fr lower fibula.
18.08.2001 Male

Age:
34
Ben Lawyers/ Maell Correneach
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Spectra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot launched into strong conditions, stalled after take-off crashed into rock.

Two fractured lumbar vertebrae, Fr ankle.
14.08.2001 Female

Age:
28

Rating:
Club Pilot
Le Grand Montet
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Xt 145

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Using the s turn approach method, the pilot misjudged his position and ended up one third of the way down the field with too much height. He then hit some turbulence and was turned, the result being an impact with a telegraph pole.

13.08.2001 Male

Age:
38
Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby 200

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student pushed out on the control frame as the glider was hit by a gust, the glider stalled and impacted the ground.

Fractured vertebrae, L3 and L4.
12.08.2001 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Club Pilot
Col De Forclas
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Kiss 154

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot stalled the glider whilst attempting to fly slowly in thermal lift, glider impacted the hill.

Swollen knee.
12.08.2001 Male

Age:
38
Col De Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot attempting to land in an unfamiliar landing field. His downwind leg of the appraoch was too low which meant he had to make a steep/ tight turn into the field. As he made this turn the glider tip stalled and the pilot hit a bush.

Severe contusion chest and upper arm.
09.08.2001 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Club Pilot
Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student encountered turbulence during tow launch - he attempted to correct the gliders direction but overcontrolled the glider resulting in him now facing downwind. He continued his downwind flight path until he impacted the ground.

FR cervical vertebra * 2.
07.08.2001 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Mission

Launch Type:


Fractured (2) vertebrae (upper lumbar), possible FR ankle.
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Last updated: 7 March 2021

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