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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:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
28.01.2001 Male

Age:
18
Marania Farm
Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student let one of the controls up on landing causing the glider to turn / dive, this resulted in a landing on one foot which then twisted.

Sprained left ankle.
28.01.2001 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Novice
Marania Farm
Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Jive

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During early training flights student suffered from ground rush - as he approached the ground the student brought his left hand down causing the glider to turn left, student impacted ground.

Bruising to right hand.
21.01.2001 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Beer Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Csx 137

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
HG attempting a rushed launch on a busy site clipped the ground with his wing tip causing the other wing to enter the lift first. The glider rotated about the inside wing and then hit the hill.

No injuries.
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.
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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