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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
13.02.2001 Male

Age:
29
Combe Gibbett
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Apollo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student made final turn on landing approach too wide and as a result had insufficient height to reach the landing area and flew into small trees at the base of the hill.

11.02.2001 Male

Age:
42
Sutra Beach
Malaysia

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot doing fly-by in front of camera turned sharply into the path of another paramotor. Second paramotor was forced to take evasive action which resulted in his canopies wing touching the sea causing a water landing.

No injuries Pilot 1 No injuries Pilot 2
09.02.2001 Male Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student misjudged his approach to the landing area which resulted in a downwind landing. Although the wind was 0-5 the landing was fast.

Fractured fibia, at joint of ankle.
08.02.2001 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Winter Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
A paraglider and hang glider were soaring Winter Hill when a small aircraft appeared and began to perform aerobatics close to the site. The paraglider suffered a collapse which the pilot was able to correct. .

31.01.2001 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mala
Spain

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Vision V

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot flew too close to the hill in turbulent conditions - resulted in the glider being turned toward the hill in a strong gust.

Fr scaphoid bone left hand; break at old fracture. Bruised face and leg
28.01.2001 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
South Cerney
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Parascender

Wing:
Eiff
Classic 259

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
During tow launch the line broke at the pilot end at 350. The pilot set up a normal landing approach but failed to flair on landing.

Fractures to lower leg
28.01.2001 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Club Pilot
Sutons Corner
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Sunbeam

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fractured fibula.
28.01.2001 Male

Age:
18
Marania Farm
Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student let one of the controls up on landing causing the glider to turn / dive, this resulted in a landing on one foot which then twisted.

Sprained left ankle.
28.01.2001 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Novice
Marania Farm
Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Jive

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During early training flights student suffered from ground rush - as he approached the ground the student brought his left hand down causing the glider to turn left, student impacted ground.

Bruising to right hand.
21.01.2001 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Beer Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Csx 137

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
HG attempting a rushed launch on a busy site clipped the ground with his wing tip causing the other wing to enter the lift first. The glider rotated about the inside wing and then hit the hill.

No injuries.
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Last updated: 1 March 2021

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