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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
25.02.2001 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Thornhill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Klassic

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot on first aerotow foot launch flight, ran too fast on launch resulting in no line tension the glider started to fly but the pilot was unable to keep up with it, glider stalled and was pulled into the ground.

Spiral fracture left humerus with nerve damage. Nerve palsy radial.
24.02.2001 Male

Age:
33
Mystic, Bright
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot did not fasten harness leg straps prior to launch. Held in harness by armpits, could not control the direction of the canopy accurately, this resulted in the pilot landing in a different field from the planned one.

Bruised median nerves. Reduced use of left arm for one week.
22.02.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Jama
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
APCO
Santana 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Newly qualified pilot performed 360 degree turn with insufficient height, impacted the ground heavily.

Fractures of both ankles.
20.02.2001 Male

Age:
61
Wold 2
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Apollo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During launch the canopy started to drift to the right, the student failed to correct this and was soon airborne heading for a fence. The student failed to correct his flight path and impacted the fence.

Cut finger
19.02.2001 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Cwmparc
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Prelude

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched into strong gusty conditions and was unable to penetrate forward. At about 30ft up the canopy suffered an asymetric tuck to the right causing a turn into the hill.

Three fractured vertebrae: Which ones not specified. Sprained left ankle.
18.02.2001 Male

Age:
38
Hope Brink
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Offchute
Mirage

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student overcontrolled following launch causing the glider to turn sharply, student impacted the hill.

Fractured and dislocated tibia and fibula above the ankle.
18.02.2001 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Jama
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
APCO
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Inexperienced pilot soaring unfamiliar cliff site. After performing several 180 degree turns the pilot lost height and finding himself too close to the cliff face was unable to turn away before impact.

Fractured and compressed vertebra 12T. (Stable)
17.02.2001 Male

Age:
28
Not Given

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Reggae

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tripped whilst launching, continnued to run but then fell over.

Fractured clavicle.
16.02.2001 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
APCO
Sierra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot attempted reverse launch. Appeared to have incorrectly set up equipmment possibly had the controls in the wrong hands. Following inflation the pilot lost control of the canopy and pendulumed into the ground.

Suspected bruised or compressed spine.
16.02.2001 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Club Pilot
Alfamar (Malaga)
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Fractured femur, ribs, punctured lung.
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Last updated: 24 October 2021

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