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
23.07.2001 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Club Pilot
Brighstone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Atto

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot injured foot during gentle lanbding.

Torn quadriceps tendon above knee joint.
22.07.2001 Male Compton Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Reggae

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student landed feet first on the side of the hill after instructions over the radio were ignored.

Bruised lower back.
22.07.2001 Female

Age:
25
Compton Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Reggae

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student attempting top landing landed seated, canopy fell sideways.

Sprained ankle
22.07.2001 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Freathy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Sportster

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot allow a turn to develop whilst launching his hang glider resulting in his right wingtip contacting the ground and the glider spinning into the hill. All this took place after 2 hours of paragliding.

Fr ribs, collar bone, 3 crushed vertebrae,nose. Internal injuries to lungs etc. Frontal dislocation of left femur. Cuts to face etc.
20.07.2001 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Lejar S.e.
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Canopy suffered large collapse during top to bottom flight, parachute deployed, did not open, pilot impacted mountain side.

FR pelvis, 10 fractured ribs, lung damage.
16.07.2001 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Canopy suffered collapse during landing approach.

None
04.07.2001 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Club Pilot
Plaine Joux
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Flair

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot flying slowly during landing approach stalled through wind gradient.

Sprained ankle.
01.07.2001 Male

Age:
39
Serra Do Loranco
Spain

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Laminar Mrx 2001st13

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot forced to land on wheels after xc flight. Wheels snagged in ruts in the field the pilot swung through control frame.

Dislocated elbow.
28.06.2001 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Letale
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Wind direction turned through 90 degrees during landing approach causing the canopy to stall.

FR femur and rib.
24.06.2001 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Fochrhiw
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
G Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot overshot landing area, attempted to slow the glider down as he was gliding down a sloping field canopy stalled.

FR pelvis, FR wrist, FR rib.
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Last updated: 10 May 2021

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