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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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
28.07.2001 Male

Age:
39
Monks Field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Black Magic M

Launch Type:
Winch Tow


lower back
27.07.2001 Male

Age:
31
Whetton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student failed to follow radio instructions and flew into an area of turbulence, canopy collapse (50%) piutched down and left into rocks.

Poss : FR vertebra, L femur, R ankle, head injury not specified, , bleeding from femur area.
27.07.2001 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot realised too late that he was flying downwind with insufficeint height - impacted steep part of the hill.

Bennetts fracture to right thumb. Deep gash in right shin.
26.07.2001 Male

Age:
42
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Spectra

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student turned left into the hill rather than right as instructed.

Suspected fractured foot.
23.07.2001 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Club Pilot
Brighstone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Atto

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot injured foot during gentle lanbding.

Torn quadriceps tendon above knee joint.
22.07.2001 Male Compton Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Reggae

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student landed feet first on the side of the hill after instructions over the radio were ignored.

Bruised lower back.
22.07.2001 Female

Age:
25
Compton Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Reggae

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student attempting top landing landed seated, canopy fell sideways.

Sprained ankle
22.07.2001 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Freathy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Sportster

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot allow a turn to develop whilst launching his hang glider resulting in his right wingtip contacting the ground and the glider spinning into the hill. All this took place after 2 hours of paragliding.

Fr ribs, collar bone, 3 crushed vertebrae,nose. Internal injuries to lungs etc. Frontal dislocation of left femur. Cuts to face etc.
20.07.2001 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Lejar S.e.
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Canopy suffered large collapse during top to bottom flight, parachute deployed, did not open, pilot impacted mountain side.

FR pelvis, 10 fractured ribs, lung damage.
16.07.2001 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Canopy suffered collapse during landing approach.

None
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Last updated: 7 March 2021

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