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 2814 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
09.09.2006 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Thorn Hill, Stirling
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
U2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot landed in rough ground just short of landing field having hit sink and struggled with a jammed harness zip.

3 fr vertebrae, fr ribs
07.09.2006 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
White Rocks
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed in sea and was seen to attempt to recover glider rather than swim clear. Pilot subsequently drowned.

Fatal.
02.09.2006 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Thoran B
France

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
C2

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot hit turbulence just prior to landing having crossed goal line in very strong and gusty conditions.

torn tissue in shoulder
01.09.2006 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Luchon
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot crashed into building while on approach to landing. Suffered serious back injuries possibly exacerbated by presence of non-flexible items and water container in harness back pocket.

fr vertebrae T8 - T12
26.08.2006 Male

Age:
42
Thorney Island
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Parascender

Wing:
Eiff
Classic

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot fell off landing mat when reaching for target, legs outstretched, impacting ground with lower back.

bruised back
24.08.2006 Female

Age:
19

Rating:
Novice
Merthyr Common
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student began launch but released risers too soon. Student was pulled over temporarily dislocating shoulder.

dislo shoulder
24.08.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Novice
Golden Bowl, Isle Of Wight
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot on hill conversion course turned wrong way on reverse launch and twisted risers. Pilot was lifted by gust and dumped heavily on back.

bruised arm and back
22.08.2006 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student landed on backside during low hop towed flight. Winch jammed causing unexpected descent.

bruised coccyx, bruised heals
19.08.2006 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot

Czech

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Glider stalled on tow at low level resulting in pilot landing on back. Possibly due to high tow tension.

fr T12 vertebra
16.08.2006 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice
East Hill ,Rothbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot took off on top to bottom flight but flew too slowly. Glider entered slow turn then crashed into hillside.

fr cheek, nose and punctured lungs.
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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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