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
10.08.2010 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Disgwylfa Fawr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Boomerang sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot hit sink on approach and was not able to get legs down before harness struck rock hidden by the grass.

Fr Vertebra
08.08.2010 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Axis
Vega 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered mid-air collision with another paraglider. Luckily, both landed safely as contact was minimal.

None
08.08.2010 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
N Ireland
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on approach.

Fr Vertebrae
27.07.2010 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Harlech
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ibex

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot did not manage to get airborne in prevailing conditions and crashed into wall at end of launch area.

Fractured heel and wrist.
23.07.2010 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Selsley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered black out while on final approach and landed heavily.

Grazed face
23.07.2010 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Perran Sands
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed heavily while still in turn, having avoided another pilot who had lifted his wing into the air close to chosen landing spot.

Fr wrist
19.07.2010 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Under training
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 15m agl. Glider dived on recovery and pilot hit the ground hard.

Fr shoulder and leg
11.07.2010 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot took off after having ground handled for some time. He discovered that the leg straps had slackened to the point he could not get into the harness without releasing the controls and forcing himself back into the seat.

None
09.07.2010 Female

Age:
22

Rating:
Under training
Signal de Bisanne
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student made uncommitted run in light conditions and collided with a tree.

Bruising and grazes
02.07.2010 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot encountered sink shortly after take-off and landed in a tree.

None
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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