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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
01.08.2011 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Annecy
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse that recovered into spiral dive. Pilot crashed into bushes but was unhurt. Risers set at 60+ cm probable cause of failed recovery.

None
01.08.2011 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Newhaven Cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Ellus 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
After experiencing sinking air pilot did not have enough height to make landing area. Crashed into ice-cream van.

None
30.07.2011 Female

Age:
25

Rating:
Under training
Bewaldeth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled while running with canopy overhead.

Dislocated (and relocated) shoulder
29.07.2011 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Sprint

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged conditions on approach to top landing. Landed fast and was pulled over.

Fr radius
28.07.2011 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot got out of position and caught in turbulent air. Crashed into barb-wire fence.

Bruised leg, cuts and scratches.
27.07.2011 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Just after take off one of the chest strap buckles popped open. It was found to have jammed in the open position. Pilot landed safely.

None
24.07.2011 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Magilligan
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Bi Beta 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Passenger caught foot on landing and injured knee.

Torn knee tendon
23.07.2011 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Club Pilot
Cairn Coedog
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Sprint Evo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost height while attempting to thermal resulting in 360 degree turn too close to the ridge. Pilot struck rock with underside of harness.

Fr L3 vertebra
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
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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