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 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
18.07.2007 Male

Rating:
Novice
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student twisted knee on landing having carried out a good and gentle landing.

damaged knee ligaments
17.07.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot turned wrong way on reverse launch and went off with a twist. Pilot crashed into slope before regaining control using outstretched arm to break fall rather than plf.

fr wrist, fr fingers
15.07.2007 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Gragareth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Cayenne 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was forced into path of third glider resulting in a mid-air, having taken avoiding action to miss another flying head on.

none
15.07.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Novice
Lama Field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 27

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled while kiting glider.

fr wrist, fr rib
08.07.2007 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Club Pilot
Pule
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Wing inflated fully unintentionally while pilot was building wall. Pilot was then dragged into rocks.

fr ribs
23.06.2007 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Novice
St Vincent
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
X1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student suffered asymmetric while running for take off. Pilot was lifted by momentum and turned into hillside.

fr hip, fr shoulder
19.06.2007 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Lake Ohrid
Macedonia

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z-one

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot entered spiral on SIV course but could not pull opposite brake hard enough to recover. Panicked and pulled wrong brake making spiral lock in.

Fr cheekbone, bruising
13.06.2007 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student suffered weak link break as a result of pulling down on controls to get into harness. Landed heavily on feet.

bruised ankle
09.06.2007 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Model Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot accidentally spun glider at low level and decided to full stall rather than risk spiralling into the ground. Too low for emergency parachute.

bruising whiplash
09.06.2007 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Novice
Selsley

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flew into power lines in corner of landing field. .

none
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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