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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
02.05.2008 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Eyam Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level in thermic and turbulent conditions and spiralled into hill.

Fatal.
30.04.2008 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Pilot
Cennes
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot entered locked in spiral at low level and could not recover in time.

Fatal.
09.04.2008 Female

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 24

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to carry out pre-flight check and took off without chest/leg straps fastened. On instruction from ground, pilot released controls and hooked arms over harness. Landed safely.

none
09.04.2008 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Pilot
Butser Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Rocket

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged turn and landed heavily.

Mild concussion, bruising.
08.04.2008 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice
Usk airstrip
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went off-line during hand tow. Line released and student landed awkwardly.

Sprained ankle
03.04.2008 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Novice
Nigels Ridge
Morocco

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac
Muse 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student had small asymmetric collapse on launch run. Recovered but attempted to take off with insufficient airspeed.

concussion, scrapes, bruises.
18.03.2008 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot mushed glider into land but glider stalled then spun from about 2m. Pilot landed heavily.

Fr arm
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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