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
11.12.2010 Female

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Pendle Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Prymus 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot attempted forward launch to fly down to landing area. On doing so, her knee gave way and dislocated.

Dislocated knee
09.12.2010 Male

Age:
85

Rating:
Pilot
Sennon Cove
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach and landed on house roof.

None
05.12.2010 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Under training
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Infinity 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student did not flare fully on landing and landed with both feet out in front.

Sprained ankle
17.11.2010 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Under training
Ronda la Vieja
Spain

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Students had mid air collision at low level while soaring. Landed heavily.

Fractured pelvis
16.11.2010 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Under training
Ronda la Vieja
Spain

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Anakis

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
On final approach student allowed the glider to pitch forward. He then over corrected resulting in a diving pendulum to the ground.

Fractured pelvis
14.11.2010 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Under training
Talfyndd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student inflated glider but caught foot on tussock of grass while turning.

Fractured fib and tib
14.11.2010 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 7

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered severe turbulence on approach to land, possibly due to wave. Glider surged and pilot was swung into ground.

Fractured vertebra and heel.
24.10.2010 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Dharamshala
India

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Factor

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot made poor judgement while attempting to land in unfamiliar area. Had to make tight, low turn to avoid power lines and crashed into parked car.

Fracture L1 vertebra
20.10.2010 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
St Agnes
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost footing on landing and was dragged into car.

Fractured pelvis
17.10.2010 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Under training
Challow Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Dudek
Nemo

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went off line on tow and stumbled on landing.

Strained shoulder
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Last updated: 23 April 2021

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