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 2832 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.06.2006 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Chabre, Laragne
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bliss

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Comp pilot got low over trees looking for lift. Hit sink and landed in trees.

none
11.06.2006 Male

Age:
17

Rating:
Novice
Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Parascender

Wing:
Paracommander

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Student had fast landing and landed with feet apart.

fr tib & fib
11.06.2006 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Plaine Joux
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse immediately after take off. Glider recovered asymmetrically and crashed into slope.

fr L2 vertebra, internal injuries
10.06.2006 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mere Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot failed to maintain proper airspeed while on approach having been object fixated by obstacles in landing field.

fr humerus, cheek and knee
08.06.2006 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Novice
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot entered flat spin attempting to turn tight and slow in weak lift. Threw emergency chute immediately and landed safely.

none
07.06.2006 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Novice
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student pulled leg muscle on landing.

pulled quad muscle
06.06.2006 Male

Age:
50
Helvelyn
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Airprox with helicopter.

none
05.06.2006 Female

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Fochriw
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot mishandled glider when ground handling prior to launch. Pilot pulled over and dragged into gully.

fr rib, fr scapula
05.06.2006 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Novice
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Custom Sail
Trx

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Unqualified pilot lost control of glider having encountered turbulence on approach to land.

fr tibia, fr vertebra
05.06.2006 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Apco
Santana Src

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot followed a thermal and left himself too low to complete a safe landing circuit. On finals, a thermal turned the glider 90 degrees and the pilot was forced to crash land into a tree.

fr ribs, bruising
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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