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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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).
15.12.2000 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Axon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Paraglider pilot heard shouting during a soaring flight he turned to look behind at the moment that a hang gliders wing tip clipped the back of his harness. Both pilots landed safely.

None
05.11.2000 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Frinton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Enterprise
Combat

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Broken clip supplied for examination. Glider negatively loaded during rigging - loud bang heard after launch - Pilot managed to land safely and discovered that the vb limiter strap has become detached due to a distorted clip.

None
01.10.2000 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Llantysellio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
ADG
Tigra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Paraglider launched into very strong turbulent conditions and was immediately blown back over launch - he attempted to land but was dragged back over the hill.

Compression fracture of two vertebrae. Sprained ankle
04.09.2000 Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
No details.

Possible FR collarbone
21.07.1919 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Thurstaston Wirral Country Park
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Jogger running across the site not looking where she was going, ran over paraglider lines & almost tripped whist the equipment was being laid out for preflight inspection. No injuries.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 14 May 2021

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