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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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
17.06.2010 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
Club Pilot
Treak Cliff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst ridge soaring on a thermic day, pilot heard contact with his wing. Had made contact with another pilot who was higher and flying in opposite direction. Had not seen other pilot.

none
17.06.2010 Female

Age:
21

Rating:
Under training
Treak Cliff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Logic

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student misjudged vertical separation while ridge soaring and failed to turn away before scraping over top of oncoming glider. Both carried on flying.

none
17.06.2010 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Pandy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Geo 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged wind gradient on landing and overshot landing area. Struck railway sleeper on landing.

Fr tib and fib
12.06.2010 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had been seen to be flying erratically before flying at speed into the hillside.

Fractured vertebra
12.06.2010 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Under training
Abinton West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Paramania

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student misjudged landing and hit parked car.

Bruised shin
07.06.2010 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Pilot
Stol
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Rebel

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on leaving a thermal. Glider did not recover as expected and entered spiral dive. Pilot was aware of low altitude so threw parachute.

Compressed vertebra
06.06.2010 Female

Age:
68

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Stol
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zoom

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot got too low in competition and could not make landing field. Landed in tree.

none
31.05.2010 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Meggett Reservoir
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Boomerang GTO

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered low level asymmetric collapse while attempting to enter a thermal. Was also in leeside rotor at the time.

none
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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