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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
30.08.2010 Male

Age:
40
Tinto North
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled glider at about 10m while on approach.

Back injuries
29.08.2010 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
St Andre Les Alps
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
FR3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse and subsequent cravat due to slipping trimmer. Deployed parachute but main reinflated. Pilot struggled to pull in main canopy and landed heavily in trees.

Bruised abdomen and meat and two veg!!
29.08.2010 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
St Andre
France

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra M3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged conditions on a glide and failed to leave enough height to clear tree. Pilot landed in tree without injury.

None
28.08.2010 Male

Age:
43
Staddon Heights
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
35-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attempted to launch from area in turbulence due to strong, gusty winds. Pilot was immediately lifted 15 to 20m into the air where he suffered an asymmetric collapse. The glider then turned and dived into the hill.

18.08.2010 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Tinto South
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot got into difficulties in strong wind and was seen to drift back over top of hill where he subsequently crashed.

Back injuries
15.08.2010 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Aonach Mor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered unexpected sink on approach and turned sharply to avoid parked cars. Glider stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Fr Vertebra
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.
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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