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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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
05.09.2007 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was caught out by gust during reverse launch which dragged him back into a parked car before glider brought under control.

none
02.09.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Woldingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Arcane

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted heavily.

Fatal.
26.08.2007 Male

Rating:
Novice
Truleigh Hill

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
While on launch run during a forward launch, canopy suffered asymmetric and pulled student over onto shoulder.

fr clavicle
26.08.2007 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Pilot
Corndon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Trango 2.1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot fell out of thermal while close to hillside and crashed heavily.

fr ribs, internal injuries
25.08.2007 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Cassino
Italy

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Glider stalled at 3m while on finals and pilot landed heavily in seated position.

fr vertebra
24.08.2007 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student tripped on landing.

cuts, grazed knee
23.08.2007 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Saltburn Cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to clear a transverse ridge on final approach and landed heavily.

fr L1 vertebra
11.08.2007 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at 50ft and landed heavily.

fr vertebra T12, fr ankle
10.08.2007 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kirk Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot did not see low voltage power lines on landing and struck them when 2m from ground. No injuries but equipment destroyed.

none
09.08.2007 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
Sourton Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot hit sink while close in to ridge and struck large boulder.

Fr vertebra
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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