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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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
08.06.2007 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
St Catherines Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Speed

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
During tandem tow weaklink broke and bridal recoiled into passengers face. Weaklink had been mounted back to front exposing metal housing.

thick lip
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.

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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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