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
04.04.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Ignition

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst performing a reverse launch the pilot became airborne during his turn - he flew the canopy forward. At 15ft the canopy suffered an asymmetric collapse and turned into the hillside, the pilot had insufficient time to correct this.

Fr tibia, dl right ankle.
03.04.2002 Male Dorset Coast 2m West Durdle Door.

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:

Launch Type:
No details.

FR lower back
01.04.2002 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Drayton St Leonard
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Rumour 1

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
During a tow launch the line broke whilst the glider was at a height of 1500ft. The pilot released the line which fell onto nearby pwer lines. A vehicle drove over the line draggin it over the power lines which broke.

30.03.2002 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Mere
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Futura

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot discovered a 15 inch tear in the canopy whilst building a wall. He has no idea what caused this tear.

30.03.2002 Male

Age:
38
Holme Next The Sea Sssi
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xact 25

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Attempting to tow a paraglider behind a car the canopy locked out and the canopy was pulled into the beach severely injuring the pilot.

Fractures to: R knee, 3 or 4 Lumbar vertebrae (compression) Internal injuries.
30.03.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Mynyad Meid
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Following landing the pilot was dragged sideways into a ditch.

Broken Right Hand- 2 metacarpal bones
29.03.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Woldham 2
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Prior to tow launch, as tension came full the line the tow release partially failed resulting in the left bridle coming off with the tow line attached to the right bridle only. The launched was aborted when the pilot had reached 10ft. Landed ok.

26.03.2002 Ashover, Derbyshire
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
2 PPGs reported flying low over Ashover , Derbyshire. Several captive birds of prey were spooked resulting in one being injured and subsequently put down.

25.03.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Pilot
Leadlich
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Air Atos

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Following a xc flight the pilot misjudged the wind direction on landing resulting in a downwind landing.

Broken right Anke: Fibula; Didnt go hospital for 2 days as thought it was just sprained
24.03.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Bwlch Y Groes
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
ADG
Bi - Manta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Following a tandem flight it was discovered that one of the maillons connecting the riser to the spreader bar was undone and had stretched out of shape by approx 5mm.

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Last updated: 24 September 2021

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