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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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
06.04.2007 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Butser North
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had mid-air with model aircraft. No damage sustained. .

06.04.2007 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Novice
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student lifted legs during practice inflation run and came down on backside.

bruised back
06.04.2007 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot struck fence post with foot while ridge soaring.

fr tib/fib
06.04.2007 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Wether Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was dragged on landing in strong winds having failed to properly collapse glider.

fr rib
05.04.2007 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Club Pilot
Wether Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilots suffered mid-air while ridge soaring close to ridge top and became entangled in each others gliders. Landed heavily but with no injuries. very lucky!

25.03.2007 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Novice
Nid Daigue
Morocco

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student suffered asymmetric on landing approach and landed heavily.

fr ankle
24.03.2007 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Corn Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Aerodyne
Dune

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot did not launch glider straight and subsequent gust lifted him and propelled him sideways while facing uphill. After a couple of second he came down heavily, damaging his knee and was then dragged a further 20-30m.

fr tibia, dislo knee
21.03.2007 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed in trees having misjudged conditions.

25.02.2007 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ibitluna
Brazil

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Geo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot spun glider applying too much control on final turn into wind.

fr foot
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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