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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:

Incident reports for paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
03.05.2002 Female

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta S

Launch Type:
Brummel hooks were wider than 1mm suggested gap - discovered upon inspection.

03.05.2002 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Dora
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Following a soaring flight the pilot appraoched the top landing by making a downwind leg then turning into wind. On turning into wind the pilot realised his glider wasnt penetrating forward. At 20ft his canopy collapsed and he fell to the ground.

Broken right Wrist- fractured lower radius
21.04.2002 Male

Age:
25
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Sun

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tripped and fell whilst ground handling the canopy.

Unspecified injury to R arm/shoulder.
20.04.2002 Male

Age:
19
Barton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
During a tow launch the canopy gained 6ft altitude before descending due to lack of tension - as it did so the pilots body rotated resulting in the injury.

Unspecified injury to left leg.
20.04.2002 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Steyning
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Dynasty

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Flying in turbulent conditions encountered sinking air as he turned away from the ridge. This resulted in him sinking below the ridge and approaching a tree, the pilots attemps to turn away from the tree were too late.

19.04.2002 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Olivers Castle
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot became lost during xc flight. Helipcopter approached and circled him. Pilot landed and was met by military police who cautioned him.

17.04.2002 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Ignition

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot attempted 360 degree turn with insufficient height - impacted the hill.

FR both wrists, possible L ankle, bruising etc to face, concussion.
15.04.2002 Male

Age:
41
Ruddlers West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Following a successful forward inflation the right control was applied for no apparent reason causing the canopy to bank and pull the pilot over.

FR elbow
14.04.2002 Male

Age:
23
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
Paramount 9/ 288

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Towing. Land Rover jumped out of gear during tow launch. Ram air parachute descended rapidly from 150ft. Pilot failed to flare and landed on coccyx.

Bruised Coccyx
08.04.2002 Himachal Pradesh
India
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot lost in Himilayas.

MIssing, presumed fatally injured.
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Last updated: 14 June 2021

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