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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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
01.06.2011 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Rebel

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered large asymmetric while at low level and impacted hard. Conditions had become thermic and turbulent.

Fr Vetrbrae, fr femur and fr ribs.
29.05.2011 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Plan Fait
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot slowed glider too much during fast slope landing and stalled glider at approx 2m landing heavily on arm.

Fr radius and ulna
21.05.2011 Male Barton on Sea
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Spider

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach and made downwind landing, ending up waist deep in sea.

None
21.05.2011 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Barton on Sea
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while approaching cliff top landing area. Ended up in rotor and landed heavily.

Fr humerus and dislocated shoulder.
11.05.2011 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chale Terrace
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach in weakening conditions and landed heavily.

Fr fibula, dislocated ankle.
11.05.2011 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Shrivenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 3

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Tow yoke came apart at approx 600ft. Pilot released and landed safely.

None
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
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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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