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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 2132 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
24.09.2009 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
While pilot was coming in to land and at approx 5m above the ground another pilot attempted to launch directly in front. Pilot landed safely.

none
24.09.2009 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot carried out normal slope landing but experienced pain. Suspects aggravation of leg injury sustained week previous.

Fr leg
18.09.2009 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Artax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled glider at 5m on final approach landing heavily.

Bruised back
09.09.2009 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Pilot
Hay Bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
35-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst walking to lower, less windy take off with glider bunched over shoulder, glider reinflated and dragged pilot back up and over launch.

Fr tibia, fibula and patella.
08.09.2009 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Under training
Bissane
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Everest

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stalled glider at 20m having overcorrected final turn into wind.

Slight bruising, possible pulled thigh muscle.
01.09.2009 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Stol
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot took off into sinking air and allowed the glider to drift towards parked vehicles. Pilot struck vehicle on landing.

Dislocated ankle, fr fibula
01.09.2009 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Club Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot accidentally deployed parachute at 30m while checking deployment handle in flight.

Dislocated shoulder
31.08.2009 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
The Warren
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Pro Design
Thesis 100

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
While flying cliffs, pilot sunk out and could no longer reach landing area. Landed in small tree without injury.

none
31.08.2009 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Club Pilot
Jerbourg
Guernsey

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was lifted by thermal while attempting to launch. He was dragged back into bystander.

Bruising
09.08.2009 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
High and Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot fell out of thermal at low level behind hill. Encountered rotor on attempting to fly back to ridge.

Fr L3 vertebra
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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