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
29.01.2006 Female

Age:
29

Rating:
Novice
Addleborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tripped on takeoff run, the gilder having gone off to one side.

fr tib and fib
22.01.2006 Male

Age:
36
Nont Sarahs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot displayed poor airmanship in allowing a midair assuming he had right of way.

fr finger. internal bruising
22.01.2006 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Gyrn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot twisted ankle on landing having failed to get out of seat (and having flared a little too high). Probably caused by change to routine, having made harness adjustments prior to the flight.

fr ankle
21.01.2006 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Leadlich
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stumbled on uneven ground while ground-handling in preparation for launch.

grazed leg
21.01.2006 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Java Comp

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot got tangled in harness on poor approach then caught A frame on rough ground just before flaring. .

dislo shoulder
15.01.2006 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Under training
Ontur
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot failed to properly correct a turn having released from the aerotow line at 100ft and crashed at speed.

Fatal.
10.01.2006 Female

Age:
39

South Africa
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Handle on FreeX tow release became detached as pilot tried to release from winch line. Pilot released ok by pulling wire instead and landed safely.

none
08.01.2006 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Sierra Nevada
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Tempest

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot over controlled glider while attempting to land in a tricky landing area. Glider dived towards ground - pilot saved further injury by PLF.

fr tib and fib
20.12.2005 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Heresfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Urraco

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach and caught wing tip in tree resulting in crash landing. Plf saved injury.

none
06.12.2005 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mala, Lanzarote
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged landing approach and landed on parked hang glider.

bruised hip, grazed hand
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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