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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
05.11.2009 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Nigels
Morocco

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring. Harness chest strap set to 52cm.

Fatal
01.11.2009 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
N/A
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Allegra

Launch Type:
Pilot noticed excessive wear on brake line pulley (attached to riser) making it possible to jam brake line.

None
28.10.2009 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Eypes West BAy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot had Airprox with Sea King helicopter while coastal flying in Devon. Suffered asymmetric collapse but landed safely.

none
27.10.2009 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot
Newhaven Cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Antea

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on landing approach.

Punctured lungs, fr L1 vertebra
22.10.2009 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Club Pilot
El Cuchillo
Spain

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse as a result of a mid air collision with another paraglider. Pilot deployed parachute and landed on top of the ridge.

Bruised foot
18.10.2009 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Under training
Stenning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot jumped into harness after short run but then touched down again. Stopped running and glider overflew pulling pilot over onto arm.

Dislocated shoulder, fr upper arm.
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
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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