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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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
11.02.2009 Male

Age:
73

Rating:
Novice
Muggery, west slope.
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to flare on straight hop flight landing heavily.

Damaged ankle
11.02.2009 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
Club Pilot
Cwmtydu
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Super Space 27

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot caught out by reduced lift due to wind being further off than expected. Pilot lost height and was forced to land on rocks at base of cliff.

Fr heel, bruising.
10.01.2009 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Les Tieilles
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot altered approach at last minute due to glider ground handling in chosen approach path. Resulted in low turn and probable out of wind landing.

Fr T1 vertebra
02.01.2009 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Club Pilot
Farway
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was turned into hill having encountered unexpected turbulence.

Fr heel.
30.12.2008 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Club Pilot
Barkin Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot encountered severe sink immediately after takeoff and landed heavily.

Dislocated shoulder
22.12.2008 Female

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Hells Mouth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot stalled glider at approx 15ft while on tow and landed heavily on back.

Fr Vertebra
02.11.2008 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Novice
Ligzira
Morocco
Paraglider

Wing:
Flying Planet
Spirit

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student let off brakes on shallow slope launch causing glider to dive forward and student struck boulder with foot.

Fr ankle
26.10.2008 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Rotang Pass
India

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu Explorer

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was caught out by change of expected wind direction on approach. Elected to land beside river as only available option. Glider landed in river and pilot was dragged into fast flowing water. Dragged 200m before able to escape.

Bruising
24.10.2008 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Club Pilot
Butser Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Brontes

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was caught out by drop in wind speed and elected to slope land. Pilot applied both brakes to avoid bushes but glider then dived forward and pilot landed heavily.

Fr foot
28.09.2008 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Novice
Wether Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Infinity

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student drifted too far back while ridge soaring and collided with stone wall.

Fr both ankles and a wrist.
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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