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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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There are 2814 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
22.09.2001 Male

Age:
33
Tintin Epidavros
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bandit

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilkot misjudged his landing approach resulting in him overshooting into some trees.

FR (L) humerus, bruised rib, bruised (L) thigh.
21.09.2001 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
Pilot
Montmin, Col De La Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
X-Act

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pink Nova fabric tore easily . The glider was three years old and had been flown for 79 hours.

18.09.2001
United Kingdom


Wing:
Moyes
Xtralight

Launch Type:
Two carbon fibre dive sticks broke in separate incidents, one on an extacy the other an xtralight sx2.

15.09.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot


Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot failed to execute an emergency canopy collapse following an aborted forward launch. Part of the canopy contacted the motor causing damage to the lines and prop.

11.09.2001 Male

Age:
33
Sourton Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew into a rocky outcrop during an extended top to bottom flight. .

Two broken legs.
10.09.2001 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Plaine Joux
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Amour

Launch Type:
Batten trapped under the mylar leading edge caused severe turn in flight, pilot didnt realise until hed landed.

09.09.2001 Male

Age:
44
Scottish Aerotow Centre, Thornhill.
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Apollo

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Following a tow release at 400ft the pilot initiated a 360 degree turn. Before completing the turn he realised that he was very low, and so tried to tighten the turn. The canopy left wingtip then stalled and the canopy spun into the ground.

Fr (R) tibia
05.09.2001 Male

Age:
30
Ditchling Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student applied too much control following launch, eased up after being instructed to do so, as he eased up the canopy pitched forward and the student impacted the slope.

Fr ankle.
04.09.2001 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Club Pilot
Baba Dag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Pure

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
During spiral dive at siv course, the D ring of the harness broke causing the pilot to weight shift into the dive exacerbating the manouevre. The pilot applied outside brake and recovered the situation.

04.09.2001 Male

Age:
23
Seeg
Germany

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst practicing ground handling the student was dragged across a nearby canopy. The hooks in the students boots snagged on the lines of this canopy causing damage to the lines.

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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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