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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
23.03.2002 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Club Pilot
Big Fat Repack
United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot unable to release parachute from container during big fat repack parachute packing session. Reserve was repacked with the routing of the handle slightly modified - this then proved to be successful.

23.03.2002 Male

Age:
32
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Sunbeam

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student fell during forward launch dislocating his knee cap.

Dislocated knee cap
17.03.2002 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
At 120ft during tow launch the pilot released the line completely from his chest release. He then pushed out causing the glider to stall. During the stall the glider turned out of wind, at 20 ft the pilot stalled the glider again impacting the ground.

Light bruising
17.03.2002 Male Horse Leys Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Iv Fr

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot being towed behind land rover usng climbing rope with no weak link or release at either end. Glider drifted off course and impacted the ground.

FR ribs, punctured lung, concussion, DL shoulder.
17.03.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Atherfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Alto

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Following launch the pilot to a steeper cliff area in search of stronger lift. The air in this area was quite turbulent. As the pilot turned the glider it caught by a gust and the pilot impacted the cliff with his ankle. He flew to the beach to land.

FR/DL ankle
13.03.2002 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Novice
Morroco
Morocco
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:


DISPLACED VERTEBRA. POSSIBLE SPINAL INJURY
26.02.2002 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Club Pilot
Jama Tenerife
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Fiesta
S

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Newly qualified pilot confused instructions to another pilot for his own - he turned left following launch into the hillside as he felt he might collide with a lorry driving up the road in front of launch.

Two fractured vertebrae
24.02.2002 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Alicante
Spain
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
No details.

Fatal.
17.02.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
West Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Tandem pilot seen to launch into very strong conditions. When landing he was dragged backwards through a barbed wire fence.

Cuts to face.
12.02.2002 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Sierra De Lujar
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Following a 6000ft top to bottom flight the pilot failed to turn into wind whilst high enough - he therefore decided to land downwind at which point he noticed a 3ft high wall. With no time for alternative options he flew into the wall.

Compound fracture to femur (L). Blood loss.
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Last updated: 24 September 2021

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