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
16.10.2010 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Club Pilot
Carrock Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Geo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was seen to be initiating alternating left and right turns, possibly attempting wingovers, while ridge soaring. He then suffered an asymmetric collapse. The glider rotated a number of times before crashing into the hill.

severe head injuries, fr vertebra, fr collar bone.
15.10.2010 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Antea

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was dragged into wall in gusty conditions.

Head injuries, bruising.
02.10.2010 Female

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Horcum
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost control of glider while attempting to launch in strengthening wind conditions. Pilot was pulled by wing and twisted knee.

Torn knee ligaments
01.10.2010 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
St Andre
France
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
XC2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered unintentional parachute deployment while on approach. Landed in/through tree without injury.

None
26.09.2010 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
Corn Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was overflown by police helicopter with a height difference of approx 200ft.

None
26.09.2010 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Corn Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
U2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot entered spin at low level while flying tandem landing heavily.

Chipped vertebra
19.09.2010 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Pilot
Dungiven West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Paramania
Rev 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot decided to top land due to increasing wind. Touched down but was dragged into boulder.

3 fractured ribs and collapsed lung.
19.09.2010 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Club Pilot
Otivar
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 7

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged height on approach and in bleeding off height encountered severe sink. Pilot hit roadside barrier.

Fractured spine
16.09.2010 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
St Agnes
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Artax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while on approach. Struck rock.

Fractured knee
12.09.2010 Female

Age:
26

Rating:
Under training
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student grabbed line as glider was caught by wind.

Line burn to hand
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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