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
05.05.2001 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Reighton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot seen to be flying well behind the cliff edge. Canopy then seen to enter several severe manouevres before pilot impacted cliff top.

Fractured (R) tibia and fibula, (L) ankle, sternum and ribs on left side.
05.05.2001 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Westward Ho
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
G Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot became aware that the wind had picked up, could not penetrate forward resulting in him being blown back over the cliff top, cliiped roof of bungalow before crashing.

Sprained wrist
01.05.2001 Female

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot


Wing:

Launch Type:
Parachute would not pull free from the harness.

13.04.2001 Male

Age:
54
Cranes Corner
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student veered off course during tow launch, attempted to correct the turn but had insufficient airspeed, Student swung through control frame.

Broken upper arm.
10.04.2001 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
APCO
Futura

Launch Type:
Canopy fabric discovered to be 1/2 the minimum strength during inspection.

03.04.2001 Male

Age:
55
Reading Leisure Centre Repack
United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
At BFR reserve deployed with centre pull line over canopy, - re-packed inside out.

01.04.2001 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attempted to launch was dragged and became tangled in the lines of his friends canopy and then became airborne with friends canopy wrapped around his head. Another pilot assisted in bringing him down.

Grazes.
31.03.2001 Male

Age:
47
Lady Manners School Buxton
United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
Re-pack night several parachute problems discovered.

18.03.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot
Kennedy Near Nice
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
K4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilkot realised wind strength had picked up considerably during flight decided to fly xc to a flatter area to land. Landed in very strong wind, was blown backward into trees.

Compound fracture right tibia and fibula.
14.03.2001 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kennedy, France
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Clubman 160

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot clipped tree during landing approach.

Slight bruising.
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Last updated: 26 July 2021

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