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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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
15.01.2001 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Cross Country
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
FreeX
Mission

Engine:
RAD
Airheart XL100

Launch Type:
Powered
Paramotor pilot landing out after a XC flight. During his landing approach the pilot attempted a 360 degree turn during which the wing stalled and entered a spin. The pilot landed heavily.

Sprained right hand, bruising.
14.01.2001 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot soaring with ridge on his left turned left toward the hill in front of an oncoming Pg. The canopies came very close to touching causing the second canopy to suffer a partial collapse.

13.01.2001 Threlkeld
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
No details!

Not specified, but not life threatening.
13.01.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Blease Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Canopy suffered a front tuck in turbulent air.

Concussion, FR pelvis, pneumothorax, Fr ribs
10.01.2001 Male

Age:
39
Buachaille Etive Mor
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Reports from the Scottish press of two PGs suffering collapses whilst flying in the Glencoe area.

Cuts and bruises
10.01.2001 Male Buachaille Etive Mor
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Reports from the Scottish press of two PGs suffering collapses whilst flying in the Glencoe area.

Fractured leg
07.01.2001 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Advanced Pilot


Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot hit tree - no details.

FR leg, FR finger, concussion.
28.12.2000 Male

Age:
36
Buckingham Palace
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Paramotor pilot (Non BHPA member) landed his aircraft in the grounds of Buck Palace.

none
25.12.2000 Female

Age:
24
Macher
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
During ground handliing trim problem discovered. It was found that c and d lines had shrunk by 10mm.

No injuries
15.12.2000 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
The pilot made his approach to top landing too far back and with insufficient airspeed the glider stalled through the wind gradient.

Fractures of both arms (humerus).
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Last updated: 28 February 2021

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