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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There are 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
17.06.2011 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Black Knowe Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot entered stall while descending through heavy rain in strong, gusty conditions. Landed heavily.

Fr vertebra
14.06.2011 Female

Age:
50

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Mere
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost control of glider after asymmetric collapse and landed heavily.

Fr vertebra
14.06.2011 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
Druim na Creige
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot took off in windy conditions and found he was unable to penetrate as expected. Was blown back into turbulent air and landed on wall. PLF saved further injury.

Fr pelvis
04.06.2011 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Under training
Skeagh
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot inflated glider asymmetrically and was pulled over onto shoulder.

Dislocated shoulder and chipped bone.
01.06.2011 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Rebel

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered large asymmetric while at low level and impacted hard. Conditions had become thermic and turbulent.

Fr Vetrbrae, fr femur and fr ribs.
29.05.2011 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Plan Fait
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot slowed glider too much during fast slope landing and stalled glider at approx 2m landing heavily on arm.

Fr radius and ulna
21.05.2011 Male Barton on Sea
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Spider

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach and made downwind landing, ending up waist deep in sea.

None
21.05.2011 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Barton on Sea
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while approaching cliff top landing area. Ended up in rotor and landed heavily.

Fr humerus and dislocated shoulder.
11.05.2011 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chale Terrace
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach in weakening conditions and landed heavily.

Fr fibula, dislocated ankle.
11.05.2011 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Shrivenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 3

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Tow yoke came apart at approx 600ft. Pilot released and landed safely.

None
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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