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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
04.03.2011 Male

Age:
79

Rating:
Pilot
Whitewool
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered large asymmetric collapse at 10m in gusty, thermic conditions. Rotated and crashed into hillside.

Fractured vertebrae and pelvis.
25.02.2011 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Under training
Nigels place
Morocco

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student was flying too close to slope and hit sink. Landed heavily.

torn ankle ligaments
19.02.2011 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Under training
Talfynudd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student had mid air collision with another pilot. Both landed safely.

None
10.02.2011 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Under training
Lijar
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student completed RH 360 turn but spun glider attempting LH 360. Glider cravated but student managed to land countering the rotation with opposite brake.

None
03.01.2011 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Stanage
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost control of glider and stalled to the ground.

Fractured ribs and shoulder.
23.12.2010 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Sarangkot
Nepal

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was lifted off feet and then dragged while in process of turning during reverse launch.

Fractured and dislocated ankle
11.12.2010 Female

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Pendle Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Prymus 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot attempted forward launch to fly down to landing area. On doing so, her knee gave way and dislocated.

Dislocated knee
09.12.2010 Male

Age:
85

Rating:
Pilot
Sennon Cove
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach and landed on house roof.

None
05.12.2010 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Under training
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Infinity 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student did not flare fully on landing and landed with both feet out in front.

Sprained ankle
17.11.2010 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Under training
Ronda la Vieja
Spain

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Students had mid air collision at low level while soaring. Landed heavily.

Fractured pelvis
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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