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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
26.07.2008 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Novice
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student forgot to flare on landing.

Fr Ankle
23.07.2008 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Icaro
Incanto

Launch Type:
After experiencing some unusual flight behaviour, pilot had glider checked and found several lines were up to 45mm longer than spec. Glider fine now re-trimmed.

none
15.07.2008 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Club Pilot
Col de la Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Kiss

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had mid air with another paraglider while thermalling.

none
15.07.2008 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Club Pilot
Col de la Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had mid-air with another paraglider while thermalling.

none
10.07.2008 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
Novice
Rabou
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flared asymmetrically causing swing to one side and one-legged landing.

Fr Ankle
17.06.2008 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Novice
Gallounet
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student was blown back over ridge in breezy conditions and landed in a tree.

Bruising and grazes
15.06.2008 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Novice
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Karma M

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student accidentally induced pitch while getting into harness just prior to slope/top landing. Did not flare enough when landing.

Fr ankle
15.06.2008 Female

Age:
34

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Yeti

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was dragged over wall and fence having tried to forward launch in reverse launch conditions.

Fr elbow
11.06.2008 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
St Catherines Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Speed 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Having just taken off on a tandem flight the glider flew through a lull which forced the pilot to land on a lower shelf. The passengers feet became tangled in undergrowth causing both pilot and passenger to fall.

None
09.06.2008 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Axis
Vega 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had mid-air collision with hang glider pilot while thermalling. Became wrapped up on hang glider so threw emergency chute.

Sprained ankle, minor cuts.
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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