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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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
07.03.2010 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Nigels
Morocco

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level having drifted behind ridge in 360.

Fr Vertebrae
06.03.2010 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Under training
Simon Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During ground training student used heavy control inputs causing glider to collapse. Student fell forward dislocating previously injured shoulder.

Dislocated shoulder
01.03.2010 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Under training
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student got too close to ridge while attempting to ridge soar. Hit ridge.

Bruised arm
01.03.2010 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Under training
SE landing field
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student grabbed risers and lifted legs during initial practice hop. Fell forward onto knee.

Bruised knee
01.02.2010 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Logic

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot took off from lower slope due to strong winds. He was then blown back over the top and dragged into a car and fence.

Cut face and bruising
01.02.2010 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Advanced Pilot

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot noticed that parachute handle on Gin Gringo Airlite harness was prone to accidental detachment if stiffener plate was at all bent.

none
23.01.2010 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot
Monksdown
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Artax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Flying in strong and increasing winds, pilot decided to slope land. Pilot landed heavily and was dragged up slope.

Fr wrist
18.01.2010 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Club Pilot
Tappa
India

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was blown back over high ridge and opted to land in valley behind. Misjudged wind and landed heavily downwind.

Fr arm
09.01.2010 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Porterville
South Africa

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 7

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered severe turbulence while searching for themal on xc. Glider collapsed at tips and sustained cravat leading to spiral. Pilot deployed parachute and landed safely.

Bruised foot
28.12.2009 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Malvern
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Attempting to bottom land the pilot flew into orographic cloud and became disoriented. Pilot collided with a tree.

None
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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