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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There are 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
23.06.2001 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Mendlesham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Rumour 2

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot drifted off line during tow flight after long lay-off, the tow was aborted and the pilot crashed in long grass.

Sprained neck
23.06.2001 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
Trehane
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Gradient Sapphire

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot suffered line break during tow launch, following release canopy entered a spin and did not recover before impacting the ground.

Severe bruising.
22.06.2001 Female

Age:
39
Chillerton Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero M

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student fell over whilst attempting slope landing.

FR wrist
17.06.2001 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Curium Ridge, Cyprus.
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron Large

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot tried to remain airborne in weak conditions, sank too low to reach a safe landing field, landed heavily in unsuitable (small, fenced) area.

FR lower left leg.
15.06.2001 Female

Age:
23
Dune Du Pyla
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student misjudged landing approach which resulted in her having insufficient height to make her final turn, crashed dsuring the turn.

Fractured right fibula.
12.06.2001 Male

Age:
21
Pen Hale
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Torn ligament/tendon left knee.
11.06.2001 Cheiron
France

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Gashed leg
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)
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Last updated: 10 May 2021

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