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 2832 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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.
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.

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Last updated: 26 September 2021

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