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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
07.08.2001 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Club Pilot
Col De La Forclaz
France
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Pulse

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
PG and HG flying toward each other head on. At the last moment the HG turned right to avoid a collision and the PG turned left, HG tumbled and crashed in slope.

Cuts and bruises.
07.08.2001 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Col De Forlaz
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Flame

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
See IR 01/089.

Slight bruising, R knee and neck.
04.08.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot
St Andre
France

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Java

Launch Type:
A gust caused the glider to lift - the pilot reacted by grabbing the gliders upright and his wife held the leading edge midway along its length. They noticed that the cross tube was badly bent.

02.08.2001 Male

Age:
37
Mittag
Germany

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
The canopy inflated unevenly during launch. The student managed to correct this but the student was now 20 degrees off his intended heading. The canopy lines scraped some ski cables located to the left of launch. Student recovered normal flight .

31.07.2001 Joint Services Equipment Inspection.
United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:


31.07.2001 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
St Andre
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Combat

Launch Type:
Pilot hit tree during landing approach.

FR femur, concussion and loss of consciousness for more than three days, Fr metacarpel.
30.07.2001 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Thurnham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fr both legs, two vertebrae.
28.07.2001 Male

Age:
47
Penmaer Beach
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac
Eden

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student misjudged distance from the hill and clipped a lump on it. Spevtator called emergency services, helicopter arrived although was not needed.

Sprained wrist
28.07.2001 Male

Age:
51
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Mars 2000

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student overcontrolled following tow release, student pushed out during a turn whilst low, glider stalled pilot impacted the ground.

Concussion, cuts to face, bruising.
28.07.2001 Male At Home, Cholsey.
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:
Revoloution
Classic

Launch Type:
Powered
During maintainence paramotor fell towards pilot whiuls engine was running, the pilot put ou his hand to protect his head and suffered injuies to his hand and arm.

Lacerated arm and hand.
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Last updated: 7 March 2021

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