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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
13.10.2009 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Under training
Curium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot stepped on uneven ground on landing.

Fr ankle
10.10.2009 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Club Pilot
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Presta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot inflated glider just as second pilot was flying low over the take-off area. Airborne pilot struck inflated glider causing his glider to stall. Landed heavily.

none
10.10.2009 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
Dunstable Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flew low across take off area just as another pilot inflated his glider to launch. Pilot struck launching canopy causing his own wing to stall. Pilot landed heavily.

Fr vertebra
10.10.2009 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Monterey
USA

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Landed on sand and went over on leg causing break to Fib.

Fr Fibula
04.10.2009 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Scenic

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot deployed quick-outs while top landing in strong wind. Quick-out did not release and glider was lifted back into the air. Quick-outs then released and pilot and passenger landed firmly from 2-3m unhurt.

none
01.10.2009 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Clough Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On touching down in breezy conditions pilot was lifted back up by gust and swung into dry stone wall.

Fr humerus, fr ribs.
26.09.2009 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Llangollen
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac
Eden 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot flew into sinking air while low over trees. Landed in tree tops.

none
25.09.2009 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Worcester Beacon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on final approach. Glider then spun and pilot landed in tree unhurt.

none
24.09.2009 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
While pilot was coming in to land and at approx 5m above the ground another pilot attempted to launch directly in front. Pilot landed safely.

none
24.09.2009 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot carried out normal slope landing but experienced pain. Suspects aggravation of leg injury sustained week previous.

Fr leg
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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