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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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There are 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
09.09.2011 Female

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Ager
Spain

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Raven

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost control of glider on launch and was dragged.

Fr ribs, perf lung, cust and grazes.
29.08.2011 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Under training
St Catherines
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot stumbled on take off as could not keep up with wing.

Fr humerus
28.08.2011 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Newgale Beach
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flew in area of turbulent air in lee of outcrop. Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse and collided with cliff face.

Fatal
23.08.2011 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Little Cloud
Spiruline

Launch Type:
During daily inspection pilot noticed unusual wear to inside of riser where it attaches to harness attachment karabiner. Possible mismatch between light weight krab and riser.

None
21.08.2011 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Under training
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student did not correct course into wind as he approached landing area. Landed awkwardly.

Fr ankle
14.08.2011 Male

Age:
29
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot came out of spiral dive too fast and too close to hill. Glider unloaded and pilot hit ground before wing recovered.

unknown
01.08.2011 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Newhaven Cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Ellus 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
After experiencing sinking air pilot did not have enough height to make landing area. Crashed into ice-cream van.

None
01.08.2011 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Annecy
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse that recovered into spiral dive. Pilot crashed into bushes but was unhurt. Risers set at 60+ cm probable cause of failed recovery.

None
30.07.2011 Female

Age:
25

Rating:
Under training
Bewaldeth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled while running with canopy overhead.

Dislocated (and relocated) shoulder
29.07.2011 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Sprint

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged conditions on approach to top landing. Landed fast and was pulled over.

Fr radius
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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