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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
27.10.2007 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bir
India

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered cravat and had 2 failed attempts to deploy emergency chute then managed to recover glider and land.

mild shock
21.10.2007 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Novice
Steyning
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Perche
smart

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student mistimed landing while attempting slope landing.

fr lower leg
21.10.2007 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student failed to release A risers on launch causing front collapse. Student fell forward onto shoulder.

strained shoulder
20.10.2007 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student gave excessive input on one control resulting in low level lock-out.

lower back
19.10.2007 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Novice
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
student completed perfect top to bottom flight but caught foot on landing.

torn ankle ligaments and tendons
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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