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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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There are 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
15.10.2011 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Godrevy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot spun glider exiting 360 degree turn due to flying with insufficient airspeed.

Fr C6, C7 and T6 vertebrae
15.10.2011 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Mere
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had airprox with sailplane. Report filed.

None
11.10.2011 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Under training
Lijar Levante
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student suffered mid-air collision with student from another school. Both landed safely.

None
01.10.2011 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Under training
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student landed in gentle turn and did not flare hard enough. Landed awkwardly.

Fr ankle
30.09.2011 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Club Pilot
Tinto
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
41-48 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Swift

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was seen to take off in extremely strong winds before being blown back into a dry stone wall.

Fatal
24.09.2011 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Under training
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to execute proper flare on landing.

Fr wrist
20.09.2011 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Annecy
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot approached down wind and crashed into trees and house. Radio found to be on wrong frequency.

Injured back, ribs and concussion.
18.09.2011 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Under training
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Logic

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to follow flight plan and flew over trees. Realising he would not clear the trees he executed tree landing procedure.

None
13.09.2011 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Under training
Signal DBisanne
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Cruzer 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student encountered unexpected sink on approach and glider caught on low voltage power line.

None
12.09.2011 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Under training
Planfait
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Aeros
Style 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student lost control of glider while ridge soaring. Landed heavily.

Chipped teeth
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Last updated: 23 April 2021

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