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
28.09.2008 Male

Age:
41
Leadlich
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse then spiral to ground flying in increasingly windy and turbulent conditions.

Fr pelvis, nerve damage.
21.09.2008 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Talybont
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot spun glider attempting low level turn having run out of landing options.

none
20.09.2008 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Club Pilot
Loose Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered collapse at low level and landed in tree having come very close to another pilot who had hit severe sink.

Facial lacerations, injured knee, neck pain.
20.09.2008 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Club Pilot
Loose Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Summit 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered severe sink in close proximity to another (lower) glider. In sinking, passed very close to other glider which subsequently collapsed and landed in a tree causing injury to the other pilot.

none
16.09.2008 Male

Age:
52

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During repack, emergency parachute found to be damp with mould on inner bag. Had been stored under leaking sink for 6 months.

none
15.09.2008 Female

Age:
21

Rating:
Novice
Steyning
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Coral

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student was practising forward inflations when glider went off line. Student pulled muscle in leg.

muscle pull in leg
14.09.2008 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Novice
High and Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima II

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to flare on landing and landed awkwardly.

Fr tib and fib and dislocated.
13.09.2008 Female

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Liddington
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot landed crosswind and caught foot under harness.

Fr fibula
13.09.2008 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Novice
Gully
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student went off line during low hop and landed heavily.

Fr ankle
06.09.2008 Female

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Ager
Spain
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot miss-timed damping dive on exit of nose down spiral. Glider suffered 80-90% asymmetric which turned into locked in spiral. Pilot eventually recovered but on landing noticed chest strap had been ripped out of light weight harness.

none
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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