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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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
08.06.2007 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Parlick West
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot reached landing field with insufficient height to turn into wind. Landed heavily having failed to plf correctly.

fr hand
06.06.2007 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Cat Bells
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot performed perfect landing but passenger placed foot down awkwardly.

fr foot
03.06.2007 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Novice
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student jumped into harness on first launch attempt. Fell over and dislocated shoulder.

dislo shoulder
03.06.2007 Female

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Middle Wallop
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Tow line became snagged on stirrup while towing and could not be released. Pilot carried out emergency procedure for non-release and landed safely.

01.06.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Blease
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot spun glider attempting to regain thermal recently passed through. Crashed onto heather covered hill uninjured.

none
26.05.2007 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Wether Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered a 60% asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted heavily before glider could recover.

Fatal.
26.05.2007 Male Perranporth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Atis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student being trained by unqualified pilot stalled glider at 30ft trying to maintain height in light conditions.

fr vertebra
25.05.2007 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Club Pilot
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Pro Design
Effect

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot landed safely in alternate field as strengthening wind prevented landing in chosen field. Pilot was then approached by farmer claiming a horse had been injured.

23.05.2007 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bewaldeth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 80ft in windy, gusty conditions. Glider recovered at 40ft with full twist in risers. glider now being blown back, pitching and rolling violently. stability gained just as pilot touches down.

none
21.05.2007 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Novice
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot ran out of landing area and decided to jump a stone wall rather than land crosswind. Pilot hit wall.

fr ankle
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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