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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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
22.03.2011 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Under training
Heol Senni
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student misjudged approach and struck foot on rocks.

Possible fr heel.
21.03.2011 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Under training
Clench Common
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Team 5
Green

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went off-line while on tow and did not correct course when prompted. Winch operator cut power and student landed heavily from 5m.

Torn knee ligaments
18.03.2011 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Under training
Disgolfa
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Delite

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student completed short top to bottom flight but turned close to ground. Landed with speed and caught foot on tussock of grass.

Fractured fibula and tibia.
18.03.2011 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Montellena
Spain

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was blown back over ridge into rotor. Pilot deployed emergency parachute and landed safely with only minor bruising.

Bruising
17.03.2011 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Rhonda la Vieja
Spain

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot allowed himself to drift too far back over ridge and could not get back. On turning downwind, pilot noticed power lines and was unable to clear them. Pilot made hard, low-level turn and crashed into olive tree.

Bruising
11.03.2011 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Compton Whites
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged conditions and sunk out ending up in the sea. Removed harness and pulled glider onto rocks then rescued by Coast Guard.

None
05.03.2011 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Murrone, Braemar
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Prion

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged approach and had to take evasive action to avoid a power line. Landed on deer fence but uninjured.

None
05.03.2011 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Club Pilot
Whitewool
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed safely after short cross country flight. Due to wind being stronger than expected, pilot landed in field adjacent to the one intended. Grazing horse was spooked slightly.

None
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
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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