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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:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
09.06.2001 Male

Age:
20

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
No details.

Not given
09.06.2001 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Proton

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched as rain was approaching. Conditions became turbulent and the canopy suffeed a collapse recovering after a drop of 30-40ft. The pilot began to get blown back before suffering a second collapse from which the canopy didnt recover.

Dislocated shoulder
04.06.2001 Male

Age:
60
Tollgate
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tore bicep muscle during forward launch .

Suspected torn bicep (L)
04.06.2001 Male

Age:
47
Melverley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Sabre (L)

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot failed to flare sufficiently on landing and fell over on landing.

Fractured (L) ankle
01.06.2001 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
St Vincent Les Forts
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Kiss

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot failed to generate sufficient airspeed on launch glider stalled and the pilot impacted a road below launch area.

Fractured left heel bone, cut right elbow.
29.05.2001 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Laragne
France
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Side wire broke as the pilot turned above the landing area.

Fatal.
28.05.2001 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Laragne (South)
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Laminar St

Launch Type:
Pilot accidentally released pin on parachute container whilst trying to zip harness up.

20.05.2001 Lowca
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Futura

Engine:
210 cc

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot appeared to stall paramotor following launch.

Minor cuts and grazes.
20.05.2001 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Private Airfield Nr Bury St Edmunds.
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
5*6

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot failed to correct turn during launch.

None
20.05.2001 Male

Age:
24
Curium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Reggae

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student tried to pull himself into the harness seat by pulling on the A risers glider lost altitude pilot hit the ground.

Minor cuts to legs
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Last updated: 4 March 2021

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