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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
16.10.2001 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
Pilot
Butser Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fr (R) forearm, Bruised upper body.
15.10.2001 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Otiva
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon Medium

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student attempted 360 degree turn with insufficient distance from the maountain, resulted in slope landing.

13.10.2001 Male

Age:
50
Mam Torr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Bruised back.
12.10.2001 Male

Age:
27
Limerston
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 25.1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


12.10.2001 Male

Age:
34
Seeg
Germany

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Whilst the student was launching there was a change in wind direction. The student did not react to this which resulted in the canopy drifting from the intended flight path into some trees. The student landed in the trees.

11.10.2001 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Club Pilot
Sieghford
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
Classic 14

Engine:
Radne
Racket 120

Launch Type:
Powered
The hand throttle on a powered hg harness caught behind the rear rigging wire during flight causing a climbing turn.

Bruised shoulder.
24.09.2001 Male

Age:
37
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 27

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled and injured wrist during attempted forward launch.

FR wrist
22.09.2001 Rudlers North
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student attempted to run off excess speed during slope landing, turned ankle on rough ground.

Sprained ankle.
22.09.2001 Male

Age:
21

Rating:
Club Pilot

France


Wing:

Launch Type:
The zipper holding the back section of a Lubin TX 11 harness burst during flight.

22.09.2001 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Ruptured tendon, right leg.
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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