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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 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
15.02.2008 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Panchgani
India

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot blown back into rotor and landed heavily.

Fr Fibula
10.02.2008 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Tap o Noth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot slope landed due to poor conditions but was then dragged into rock.

Bruised ribs
28.01.2008 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Club Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed slightly crosswind on top-landing and had to run off speed. Caught foot in hole and fractured ankle.

Fr ankle
27.01.2008 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
G-force

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attempted a SAT but had a deflation on the opposite side that cravatted causing the wing to rotate in the opposite direction. Pilot did not have height to recover so deployed emergency chute.

Bruising
27.01.2008 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Novice
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima M

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student overtook glider on launch and dived forward. Wing then dived forward and student hit ground heavily.

Fr ankle
12.01.2008 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
S W Ridge, Woldingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Tiger

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and spiralled into hill. Conditions were windy and turbulent.

Fr vertebrae, fr ribs, ruptured spleen.
10.12.2007 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
La Palma
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
FR3 proto

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot collided with lamp post then fell to ground having experienced sink while attempting a spot landing.

Fr L1 vertebra
14.11.2007 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Maiden Castle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu medium

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot practising low level 360s, misjudged height and speed and crashed into hill.

Fr vertebra, fr leg, dislo foot
05.11.2007 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Western Bowl, Woldingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Rebel

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level in windy and gusty conditions. Possibility of rotor due wind being slightly off hill.

Fr legs
01.11.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Baza
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level having taken off in thermic breeze that was 90 degrees off the prevailing wind. Probable cause, rotor.

Fr elbow
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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