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 paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
01.02.2012 Male

Rating:
CP
Taunton Repack
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
During a deployment and repack session the pilot found his parachute would not deploy. It was found to be incorrectly packed. It was then repacked correctly.

Unhurt
09.01.2012 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Bishop Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot inflated glider in gusty conditions and was lifted up and dumped down on shoulder.

Fr collarbone
09.01.2012 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Bishop Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot built a wall with his paraglider in preparation to launch. As he launched the glider a gust of wind lifted him off his feet and he fell heavily on his shoulder.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.01.2012 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Under training
Ditchling Beacon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 110-130

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to flare on landing and slid in seated catching foot in soft earth.

Fr fibula and tibia
08.01.2012 Male

Age:
41
Ditchling Beacon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not flare on landing and stayed in seated position. Caught foot under harness seat.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

20.11.2011 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Under training
High and Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student sat back in harness too soon and was not in position to run as glider came back down. Landed awkwardly on ankle.

Sprained ankle
01.11.2011 Male

Age:
23

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bulbarrow
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Addict 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged height loss and wind direction during a 360. Landed heavily.

Fr heel
23.10.2011 Female

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Conil de la Frontera
Spain

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled glider from 10m as a result of slowing glider too much prior to landing.

Fr T10, T11 and L3 vertebrae.
15.10.2011 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Under training
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student had perfect flight with good flare and soft landing. Somehow dislocated patella.

Dislocated patella.
15.10.2011 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Glyders
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot entered stall while thermalling. Glider rotated before stalling again. Pilot did not attempt to deploy emergency parachute and landed heavily.

Fr L1 and L2 vertebrae
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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