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 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
08.08.2006 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Llangollen
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered collapse on approach due to rotor.

fr wrist and pelvis
05.08.2006 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Novice
Brandon West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot fell forward on landing and struck elbow on hard (no rain) ground.

fr elbow
04.08.2006 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice
Telegraph Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
N Joy

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flared late and insufficiently positive, with outstretched legs.

bruised feet
03.08.2006 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed going backwards having made poor decision to fly in strengthening conditions.

none
27.07.2006 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot flared glider to land before losing speed and climbed to 10-15ft. Pilot sprained ankle on touching down.

spr ankle
23.07.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Aeron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered symmetric collapse on approach then entered spin. Emergency chute thrown but became entangled in lines and did not deploy. Gathered in for second throw but paraglider now in normal flight. Pilot hung onto chute and landed normally.

none
20.07.2006 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Les Riunettes
Switzerland

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Confidence

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
While flying low over alpine trees the pilot took both controls in one hand to switch vario off and on. Whilst not in full control of the glider, a thermal came through and pushed the pilot back into the trees.

none
17.07.2006 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Novice
Woldingham Valley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Zanos

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went very slightly off-line on landing and twisted knee.

twisted knee
17.07.2006 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Blease Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilots had mid air while thermaling and became entangled. Both deployed emergency chutes and landed together unhurt.

none
16.07.2006 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Novice
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student carried out perfect flight plan but caught foot on landing.

fr ankle
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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