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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Incident reports for paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
25.04.2011 Female

Age:
33

Rating:
Under training
Rabon
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to flare after low hop and did not run on landing so fell over.

Fractured heel.
24.04.2011 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Clough Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Swift

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered major collapse and stall having failed to notice brake lines knotted to C lines during pre-flight checks.

Fr L2 vertebra. Fr wrist. Sprained ankle.
17.04.2011 Female

Age:
31

Rating:
Pilot
Malverns
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to carry out adequate pre flight check and turned wrong way on reverse launch. Pilot lost control and caught foot on another glider causing some damage.

None
10.04.2011 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Myreton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Prion

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost height while soaring and failed to account for shape of hill/slope. Landed heavily on rock.

Crushed T11 vertebra
08.04.2011 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Under training
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to get fully in to wind for landing and also failed to flare. Landed heavily.

Fractured foot
28.03.2011 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Under training
Moel Feity
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student made normal flight but stumbled on landing.

Fr finger
22.03.2011 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Under training
Heol Senni
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student misjudged approach and struck foot on rocks.

Possible fr heel.
21.03.2011 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Under training
Clench Common
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Team 5
Green

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went off-line while on tow and did not correct course when prompted. Winch operator cut power and student landed heavily from 5m.

Torn knee ligaments
18.03.2011 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Montellena
Spain

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was blown back over ridge into rotor. Pilot deployed emergency parachute and landed safely with only minor bruising.

Bruising
18.03.2011 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Under training
Disgolfa
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Delite

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student completed short top to bottom flight but turned close to ground. Landed with speed and caught foot on tussock of grass.

Fractured fibula and tibia.
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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