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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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
21.03.2009 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
While ridge soaring pilot applied speed bar when the upper pulley on riser failed rendering speed bar inoperable.

none
21.03.2009 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Liddington
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level while facing away from the hill. Glider turned 180 degrees during recovery and pilot impacted hill.

Sprained ankle
19.03.2009 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Malvern
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo L

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot twisted ankle while turning during reverse launch.

Bruised ankle
16.03.2009 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered mid-air collision with another paraglider causing glider to collapse and fall to ground.

tissue damage to back
16.03.2009 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Under training
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered mid-air collision with another paraglider resulting in both falling to the ground.

tissue damage to back
15.02.2009 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Club Pilot
Butser West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z-One

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had mid-air with large scale model but landed safely and without injury.

none
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.
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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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