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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
03.11.2001 Female Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During an attempted forward launch the canopy inflated slightly off line, the student continued with the launch but soon realised that she was heading for a tree, she applied full brake - the wing overshot and draped itself over a tree.

01.11.2001 Dunkeswell Airfield
United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
NB Harriet emailed this in, but its not clear what the pilot was flying- sailplane, HG or PG. I gave it an IR no, but no other info came in. Tony.

Fr Arms,ribs,pelvis
01.11.2001 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Various Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu

Launch Type:
Pilot adjusted the length of the speedbar to make it easier to use. Noticed that during weight shift turns the speed system was unintentionally being applied causing small collapses.

28.10.2001 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Tap O Noth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Exxtacy
Large

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Flying suit material caught in the harness zip after launch the piulot struggled to undo the zip. Was unable to burst the velcro.

28.10.2001 Male

Age:
41
Moel Y Cl Mynhad
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
No details.

Lower back
28.10.2001 Male

Age:
42
Moel Winion
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student was surprised by the speed of a light wind landing - tripped during landing.

Damaged right ankle.
28.10.2001 Male Suttons Corner
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Reserve parachute fell out of the students harness during an attempted forward launch.

28.10.2001 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon 25

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst ground handling a new canopy the pilot noticed that the Brummel hook connection to the speedbar had become detached. On one occasion the left control line became caught in the slot in the brummel hook.

28.10.2001 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Lowca
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bonanza

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst soaring in windy conditions with the speed bar applied the canopy suffered a 80% deflation causing the glider to turn right. The situation deteriorated with the canopy cravtting and then entering a full stall. Pilot impacted heavily.

Severe bruising to back, ribs and knees.
27.10.2001 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Merther
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Hang Glider Rigid

Wing:
Flight Design
Ghost Buster

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged his landing approach resulting in him being too low. The pilot then flew into twp parked cars at the downwind end of the landing field.

Dislocated elbow, internal bruising - lung,liver and kidney.
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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