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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 2132 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
30.08.2008 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Tan Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac
Muse II

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was lifted prematurely from hill during reverse launch and went off with twisted risers. Landed heavily going sidewards.

Twisted knee
28.08.2008 Male

Age:
50
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed awkwardly during slope landing having got low in increasingly light conditions.

Fr tibia
23.08.2008 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Ringstead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Bi Beta 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot lost control of tandem during launch in windy conditions and fell over. Was then dragged into parked car.

none
08.08.2008 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Dingo

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Immediately after release from tow the weak link attached to the tow line became caught in the pilots speedbar. The pilot successfully s turned down to land safely.

none
07.08.2008 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Novice
Bedlinog
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to execute proper flare in light wind conditions and also landed with outstretched legs.

Fr foot
06.08.2008 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled/spun wing while thermalling while still close to hill. Impacted heavily.

Fr pelvis
04.08.2008 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Novice
Joint Services Centre
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Student landed awkwardly while doing PLF training. On mats on grass.

Fr scapula
31.07.2008 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Novice
Limerstone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student went off line slightly on landing and landed heavily.

Fr finger
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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