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 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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.
07.06.2008 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element S

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went off line slightly during low (3m) towed flights. Winch powered off and student landed awkwardly.

Fr leg
06.06.2008 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Buttermere Moss
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Aerodyne
Jumbe 29

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged wind conditions on final approach and landed short, hitting car in car park.

None
01.06.2008 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Dodd Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Infinity

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach on top landing and landed downwind heavilly.

Fr vertebra T12
31.05.2008 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Novice
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Dudek
Vox

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student went over on ankle during takeoff run.

Dislocated ankle
28.05.2008 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Novice
Curium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student landed correctly but caught foot on uneven ground.

Sprained ankle
27.05.2008 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
While on final approach and at approx. 10m agl the harness chest buckle came undone making the glider more difficult to control. This was the second occasion this had occurred. Harness taken out of service.

None
12.05.2008 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flew too close to slope in very light conditions and impacted heavily.

Fr ankle.
05.05.2008 Male Shantron Muir
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
ITV
Agena 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Ground crew was hanging on to harness to give pilot extra penetration. Strong gust lifted both to approx 40m and after short while ground crew fell. Both Non-BHPA.

Fatal.
05.05.2008 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Ben Reid
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot deviated from intended XC route and was caught in turbulence. Landed heavily as emergency parachute failed to open.

Fr ribs
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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