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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 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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.
26.04.2009 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
While attempting to reverse launch pilot was lifted by gust/thermal while still facing in a rearward direction. Pilot lost control of glider and crashed from approx 10-15ft.

Dislocated ankle
25.04.2009 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Gyrn Moelfre
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
UP

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was caught out by thermal while launching and was dragged into stone wall. Helmet prevented serious injury.

Bruised shoulder
20.04.2009 Female

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Teba, Andalucia
Spain

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Logic (M)

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was caught out by strong thermal gust while attached to glider on launch site. Lifted by thermal and then dragged over rocky ground.

Ruptured liver, bruises and grazing.
19.04.2009 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Bewaldeth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Quantum

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On launch the sewn end of a leg strap became entangled in the b/c lines causing a severe turn. Instructor made emergency landing without incident.

none
13.04.2009 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Gyrn Moelfre
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zoom L

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
After top landing in windy conditions the pilot turned to collapse the glider. At this point a gust came through and lifted the pilot slamming him into a parked 4x4 vehicle.

Fr L2, L3, L4, and L5. Fr pelvis and sternum.
12.04.2009
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Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Corndon Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Under investigation.

Fatal.
12.04.2009 Female

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Nant-y-Moel
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Kiss

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilots suffered mid-air collision while ridge soaring at low level. One pilot sustained minor leg injury, the other, significant glider damage.

Pulled calf muscle
05.04.2009 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 5

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
tape loop on 3 ring circus had become larks footed around tow ring and would not release. Winch cut line and pilot managed to undo larks foot and release. Able to replicate if slack allowed in system. Pilot changed tow release.

none
05.04.2009 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Tal-y-Bont
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on hill side while ridge soaring. Glider turned into hill.

Bruising to lower back
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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