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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 2225 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
31.10.2012 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
AP
Bir
India

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Pioneer

Launch Type:
Foot
While gliding on full speed bar the pilot had mid air collision with Griffon vulture which became entangled in glider lines. Glider stalled and after attempting to dislodge bird pilot deployed parachute. Bird fell away and pilot landed in 35m pine tree. Pilot climbed down uninjured.

Unhurt
20.10.2012 Male

Age:
60
Legzira Bowl
Morocco

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student launched but drifted to right and hit foot on large rock.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

20.10.2012 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
CP
Fair Snape Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was lifted off the ground facing the wrong direction while attempting to launch in strong winds. Pilot failed to control the glider before it turned and impacted the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

09.10.2012 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
Palmorat
Spain

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered frontal collapse that dived in front. Glider recovered with 50% cravat. Glider began to spiral so pilot deployed parachute. Parachute did not open and rotated around pilot. Parachute opened a little just before pilot impacted.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

06.10.2012 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Not recorded

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot was being winched when weak link broke at 10m. Pilot landed heavily on feet then back.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

15.09.2012 Male

Age:
44
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot
Student launched glider but then stumbled and fell over on to outstretched arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.09.2012 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
St Vincent
France

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted top landing but did not have sufficient height and landed with tail wind. Heavy impact.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

08.09.2012 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
AP
Golden Ball
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Boomerang X

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at low level and was not able to fully recover glider before hitting the ground in a slow turn. Glider fell over tree.

Unhurt
08.09.2012 Male

Age:
59
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student failed to flare correctly and sat down on landing twisting ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

04.09.2012 Male

Age:
40
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Tetra

Launch Type:
Foot
Student put foot down hole obscured by long grass on landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 13 August 2022

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