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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 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
23.05.2010 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Gyrn Moelfre
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flew too far back on approach to top land and was caught in rotor.

Fr vertebrae
18.05.2010 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bridlington
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to turn into wind fully and also to brake fully when landing. Landed heavily on harness.

Fr ankle
17.05.2010 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Swinside
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Swift

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach while attempting to land beside car. Caught harness on barb wire fence and fell back into riverbed.

Fr pelvis
06.05.2010 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Under training
Church Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew into bush on approach to landing.

Bruised back
05.05.2010 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Atis 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attempted reverse launch in strong wind but did not notice knot in lines. Pilot was dragged into fence.

none
01.05.2010 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chapel Porth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was unable to run off speed during slope landing and hit elbow on hillside.

Dislocated elbow
21.04.2010 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Grasmere

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered heavy landing having landed in unexpected valley wind.

Bruised pelvis
19.04.2010 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Kobala
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Synergy

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while thermalling. Made corrective input but wing continued to turn back towards hill.

Fr T11 vertebra
18.04.2010 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
Under training
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Karma

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student gave excessive input causing glider to turn sharply. On hands up recovery glider surged and student struck slope.

Bruised back
18.04.2010 Male

Age:
35

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 slipped while doing forward launch. Broke small bone in foot.

Fr foot
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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