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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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
09.04.2010 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Club Pilot
Pen Cerrig
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Paratech
P45

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On slope landing pilots leg struck gorse bush concealing a rock.

Leg and ankle fractures
27.03.2010 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Under training
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student twisted ankle on landing after short, low hop.

Fr ankle
22.03.2010 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Legzira
Morocco

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Paramania
Fusion

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost control of glider on take-off in variable wind conditions. Crashed into rocks.

Dislocated shoulder, broken ribs, punctured lung, cut eye
13.03.2010 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Coombe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed normally on slope/top landing when wing caused him to twist and fall over.

Sprained knee ligaments
10.03.2010 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Under training
Nigels
Morocco

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
While on a soaring task, student turned towards hill and landed heavily amongst rocks.

Sprained ankle, cuts and bruises to arms and legs
08.03.2010 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Blease Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost height immediately after take-off and struck rock on approach to landing.

Fr arm
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
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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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