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 2132 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
07.10.2007 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Tempest

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot attached tow line to small metal loops on harness designed to hold front mounted emergency parachute. One of the loops snapped during tow.

none
06.10.2007 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Blease Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot overshot landing area and skimmed across parked car before landing causing minor damage to the car.

none
04.10.2007 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Novice
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student made too sharp a turn immediately after take off and turned back into the hill.

fr wrist
21.09.2007 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
St Andre
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 7

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered frontal collapse due to turbulent thermic conditions. Glider recovered with cravat then entered spiral. Pilot deployed emergency chute bruising foot on landing.

Bruised foot
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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