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:

Incident reports for all wing types are displayed below in summary form.

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There are 2808 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
20.05.2001 Lowca
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Futura

Engine:
210 cc

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot appeared to stall paramotor following launch.

Minor cuts and grazes.
20.05.2001 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Private Airfield Nr Bury St Edmunds.
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
5*6

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot failed to correct turn during launch.

None
20.05.2001 Male

Age:
24
Curium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Reggae

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student tried to pull himself into the harness seat by pulling on the A risers glider lost altitude pilot hit the ground.

Minor cuts to legs
16.05.2001 Male

Age:
24
Tegelberg
Germany

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Ignition

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to follow instructions given over the radio and flew into an area known to be turbulent. Canopy suffered a 60% asymmetric collapse on the left wing the canopy turned through 180 degrees and the student impacted a tree.

None
13.05.2001 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
Oludenize
Turkey

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot following radio instruction flew out to sea too far to return to shore. Realised too late that the instructions were meant for someone else.

09.05.2001 Male

Age:
50
Audou
Crete

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Futura 42

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged glide angle was unable to reach landing field, forced to land in olive grove.

Fractured ankle.
08.05.2001 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Crimdon Dene
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Saber (Medium)

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot noticed b & c risers slack. Landed and rectified the problem.

06.05.2001 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Poppitt Sands
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Sx4 13.9

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot launched into strong turbulent conditions, went prone in harness. The glider then stalled and the pilot swung throught the control frame.

Cuts to nose and left eyelid - surgery to replace skin. Facial bruising.
05.05.2001 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Near Doncaster
United Kingdom
Powered HG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Farmer found pilot in field with serious head injuries.

Serious head injuries, unconscious for several days. Possible brain injury. Right ulna fracture.
05.05.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chirk Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsillon 3 (Medium)

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Following a tow launch the pilot flew downwind to the landing area had insufficient height to make final turn into wind.

Double fracture of right tibia and fibula.
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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