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
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.
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.
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Last updated: 10 May 2021

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