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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
04.06.2009 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Rebel

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered symmetric collapse on launching into thermal. Collapse reinflated asymmetrically and glider turned back into hill.

Fractured wrist
02.06.2009 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Morrone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Cobra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered large asymmetric and then cravat while thermalling. Glider entered spiral and risers twisted. Pilot deployed parachute landing safely but was dragged 100m before getting parachute under control.

Tissue damage to ankles and calf.
25.05.2009 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Col de Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse having decided to continue launch with glider not fully flying.

bruised and scraped leg.
24.05.2009 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was unable to take avoiding action when another pilot turned in front of him during a competition. Glider stalled on collision and pilot impacted ground heavily.

Bruised back.
24.05.2009 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was involved in mid-air collision with another paraglider but was able to make a safe landing.

None
17.05.2009 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
St Cyrus
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was caught out by sink having taken off into a thermal. Pilot attempted steep slope landing but hit shoulder on uneven ground.

Dislocated shoulder, cuts.
16.05.2009 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ceret
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot did not carry out proper pre-flight checks and failed to notice brake line snag resulting in severe turn and loss of glide. Pilot landed in tree.

Bruised arm and shins
04.05.2009 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot
Atherfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
35-40 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zoom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot crashed while attempting ridge run in windy and turbulent conditions. At the time of the crash the wind had increased to 20 plus mph and was significantly off the hill.

Fr wrists, elbow and pelvis
02.05.2009 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Under training
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Paratech
P25

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to follow flight plan and attempted to soar ridge. Got blown back and turned downwind before impacting heavily.

Fr vetrebrae
26.04.2009 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Club Pilot
Crete Road West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On launching, pilot was dragged sideways across the hillside.

Fr ribs, fr scapula and pneumothorax.
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Last updated: 23 April 2021

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