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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 2069 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
20.04.2007 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
St Bees Cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged wind direction and ended up losing height quicker than expected forcing him to land on a cliff. Pilot was rescued by RAF helicopter.

17.04.2007 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot took off in breezy conditions with cravatte in one wingtip. Slipped on landing but no injuries.

15.04.2007 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Wether Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Artax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst distracted by a paraglider flying erratically, pilot then had mid-air with another paraglider.

15.04.2007 Male

Age:
26

Rating:
Novice
Dalefoot
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student twisted ankle while attempting a reverse launch.

fr ankle
12.04.2007 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Novice
Big Colin
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
N-Joy

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On initiating a reverse launch student hesitated when turning allowing the wing to overfly him. Pulled muscle running to get under wing.

pulled muscle in leg
12.04.2007 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot 360d with insufficient height above ridge. Landed heavily downwind on top of ridge.

spr ankle
10.04.2007 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Plaine Joux
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu S

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse when entering lift. Glider entered spin/spiral and pilot hit slope before regaining control. pilot was over weight range which may have hindered recovery in this instance.

fr femur, tib and fib
09.04.2007 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Bee Sands
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Grid

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot dislocated shoulder while collapsing glider after landing.

dislo shoulder
08.04.2007

Rating:
Novice
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 27

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student sat down on landing and twisted ankle.

fr ankle
07.04.2007 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Novice
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Coral

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student was caught out by gust while preparing to launch and was dragged through nettles.

grazes and muscle strain
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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