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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
11.07.2011 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac
Eden 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On approach to landing pilot suspects he may have encountered rotor turbulence. Pilot landed heavily from 40ft.

Fr pelvis and vertebrae. Dislocated shoulder.
10.07.2011 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Swinside, Lorton Valley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 8

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Flying slowly to degrade glide on final approach to small field, pilot stalled lhs and spun into ground.

Ruptured bladder
03.07.2011 Male

Age:
23

Rating:
Advanced Pilot

United Kingdom

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at low level while approaching to land. Fell heavily.

Fr pelvis
02.07.2011 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Wardon Bay
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Attis 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost height attempting to get into harness. Pilot struck cliff.

Fr wrist
27.06.2011 Female

Age:
31

Rating:
Under training
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew through strong thermal on top to bottom flight and suffered symmetric front collapse. Landed heavily.

winded
22.06.2011 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot
Plan Fait
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was caught out by strengthening wind and flew into turbulent air. Crashed heavily into trees.

Fr vertebrae, fr sternum and rib.
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.
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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