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
19.09.2010 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Pilot
Dungiven West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Paramania
Rev 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot decided to top land due to increasing wind. Touched down but was dragged into boulder.

3 fractured ribs and collapsed lung.
19.09.2010 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Club Pilot
Otivar
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 7

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged height on approach and in bleeding off height encountered severe sink. Pilot hit roadside barrier.

Fractured spine
16.09.2010 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
St Agnes
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Artax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while on approach. Struck rock.

Fractured knee
12.09.2010 Female

Age:
26

Rating:
Under training
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student grabbed line as glider was caught by wind.

Line burn to hand
05.09.2010 Female

Age:
12

Rating:
Under training
North Luffenham

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Voyager 42

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Just prior to launch gust lifted and rotated glider and wing tip holder let go. Pilot and passenger fell over.

Bruised wrist
05.09.2010 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot

Spain

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Ellus 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot hit sink on approach and landed heavily.

Fractured L1 and L2 vertebrae
01.09.2010 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
St Andre
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Boomerang GTO

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
While racing at low height Pilot ended up in severe leeside turbulence. Glider ended up below pilot who then threw parachute. Landed uninjured.

None
31.08.2010 Female

Age:
40

Rating:
Under training
Charlton Clumps
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
On first flight student took a few steps but then jumped before glider properly flying. Fell heavily on knee.

Torn ligaments in knee
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!!
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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