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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Incident reports for paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
18.04.2010 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Under training
Wetton Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Icaro
Cyber 2+

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student allowed glider to overshoot on forward launch and glider pulled student over on to shoulder.

Fr collar bone
17.04.2010 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Under training
Kennel farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta 2

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
At 20ft on a low level, self release training flight, student panicked and pulled both brakes causing a stall.

Fr sternum, fr rib and elbow
15.04.2010 Female

Age:
32

Rating:
Club Pilot
Col de Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged altitude having encountered sink while crossing lake at Annecy. Landed in tree.

none
14.04.2010 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Plan Fait
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot made poor approach and made aggressive low turn in attempt to make landing area. Glider stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Fr wrist, shoulder and rib
09.04.2010 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Club Pilot
Pen Cerrig
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Paratech
P45

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On slope landing pilots leg struck gorse bush concealing a rock.

Leg and ankle fractures
27.03.2010 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Under training
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student twisted ankle on landing after short, low hop.

Fr ankle
22.03.2010 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Legzira
Morocco

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Paramania
Fusion

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost control of glider on take-off in variable wind conditions. Crashed into rocks.

Dislocated shoulder, broken ribs, punctured lung, cut eye
13.03.2010 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Coombe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed normally on slope/top landing when wing caused him to twist and fall over.

Sprained knee ligaments
10.03.2010 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Under training
Nigels
Morocco

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
While on a soaring task, student turned towards hill and landed heavily amongst rocks.

Sprained ankle, cuts and bruises to arms and legs
08.03.2010 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Blease Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost height immediately after take-off and struck rock on approach to landing.

Fr arm
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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