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 2132 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
09.07.2010 Female

Age:
22

Rating:
Under training
Signal de Bisanne
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student made uncommitted run in light conditions and collided with a tree.

Bruising and grazes
02.07.2010 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot encountered sink shortly after take-off and landed in a tree.

None
30.06.2010 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Under training
Bennan
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student was briefed for soaring flight but lost lift and headed to bottom landing. Student landed crosswind with no plf.

Badly sprained ankle
27.06.2010 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Trango XC

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot caused glider to spin while attempting to thermal on a demo wing. Pilot deliberately stalled, to avoid rotating into hill and crashed heavily.

Sore shoulder
27.06.2010 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Eyam Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra M3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered turbulent air on way to landing field. Recovered from a number of collapses but then could not reach chosen field. Forced to land in tree.

None
25.06.2010 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Under training
Charlton Clump
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student failed to flare on landing.

Fr ankle
24.06.2010 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chia
Spain

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach and collided with wall.

Fractured ankle
22.06.2010 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot
Eype
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Helicopter passed close to paraglider pilots soaring the cliffs.

none
21.06.2010 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Snowdon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot became disoriented went off course during flight down Snowdon. Suffered asymmetric collapses on lee of spur.

Fractured feet, legs, pelvis and spine.
18.06.2010 Male

Age:
21

Rating:
Under training
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student overcorrected shortly after take off resulting in pendulum into hillside. No injuries.

none
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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