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:

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There are 2836 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
03.06.2004

Rating:
Novice
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student found himself 6m in the air on farward launch ground handle practice. Stalled glider and landed heavily on back.

none
01.06.2004 Male

Age:
39

United Kingdom


Wing:

Launch Type:
Arrangement of loops and eyelets on harness prevented emergency chute from deploying during repack.

none
01.06.2004 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Club Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot noticed at take off that a riser maillon was stretched and lines had come out, probably on previous flight.

none
31.05.2004 Male

Age:
31
Nont Sarahs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was ground handling glider after landing. Snagged line and was flung onto rocks.

fr leg
30.05.2004 Male

Age:
35

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Kimfly
River

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Mid air collision resulting in serious injury to one of the pilots. Pilot 1 turned at end of ridge and collided with pilot 2 who was following. Neither were seen to take avoiding action.

fr back, fr ribs
29.05.2004 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Colley Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 6m ato in gusty, turbulent conditions and was unable to recover glider before hitting the hill.

fr ribs
29.05.2004 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot turned too tight due to proximity to hill. Probably caused spin then stalled in trying to recover surge.

bruising, cracked rib
25.05.2004 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Agy
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had to take avoiding action when on finals to avoid collision with another paraglider that had been carrying out 360s low to the ground. Turning sharply to avoid the collision caused the glider to dive and the pilot pendulumed into the ground.

fr L1 vertebra
25.05.2004 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Novice
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student applied erratic control input at 6m above ground. Canopy stalled and student landed heavily.

fr wrist, vertebra and pelvis
23.05.2004 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Cosmic Rider

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Dual pilot caught out by wind switching in landing area and landed heavily crosswind. Passenger sustained minor back strain.

strained back muscles
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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