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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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
04.02.2007 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Novice
Kennel Farm
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Dingo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student sprained ankle while ground handling.

sp ankle
03.02.2007 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Fifty Cent
South Africa

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Boomerang Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was caught out by increasing winds. Suffered frontal collapse while on half bar in attempt to get forward. recovered frontal with cravat and glider entered spiral. recovered but entered cascade so threw emergency chute landing heavily.

fr vertebra, fr pelvis
27.01.2007 Female

Age:
28

Rating:
Novice
Firle West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Tonic

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student got too close to hill on top to bottom flight and flew into tree, falling heavily.

fr vertebra
22.01.2007 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Novice
Grenoliers
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flared too late and stumbled while attempting to run off landing.

fr tibia and fibula
20.01.2007 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Parlic
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Saber

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot initiated reverse launch but was lifted by gust then dumped and dragged across hillside. .

bruising
14.01.2007 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Haresfield Beacon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Ambar

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged wind strength and was lifted up and back over trees having initially moved lower down slope. Luckily top landed safely.

13.01.2007 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Panchgani
India

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse in turbulent conditions. Recovered with cravat then glider stalled and entered cascade. pilot deployed emergency chute but hit wall on landing.

fr ribs, fr vertebrae
21.12.2006 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Novice
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stalled glider by not running fast enough and applying too much brake on takeoff.

bruised lower back
20.12.2006 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level as a result of turbulence caused by wave.

bruising
17.12.2006 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Novice
Gribbler
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student turned low and did not flare sufficiently resulting in a heavy landing.

fr fibula
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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