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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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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
28.09.2006 Male

Age:
20

Rating:
Novice
Bedlinog
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student turned wrong way on reverse launch and lost control in trying to recover. Student was dragged over some rocks before regaining control.

grazed calf
22.09.2006 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Lake Ohrid
Macedonia

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot almost drowned after landing in water while on acro course. No life jackets were used and pilot found himself floating face down. Rescue consisted of a rowing boat so took some time to reach pilot.

near drowning, fr rib, damaged lung
17.09.2006 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Novice
Warren Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Glider overshot student during reverse inflation then collapsed. Glider reinflated pulling student over and injuring foot.

fr foot
07.09.2006 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
White Rocks
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed in sea and was seen to attempt to recover glider rather than swim clear. Pilot subsequently drowned.

Fatal.
01.09.2006 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Luchon
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot crashed into building while on approach to landing. Suffered serious back injuries possibly exacerbated by presence of non-flexible items and water container in harness back pocket.

fr vertebrae T8 - T12
24.08.2006 Female

Age:
19

Rating:
Novice
Merthyr Common
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student began launch but released risers too soon. Student was pulled over temporarily dislocating shoulder.

dislo shoulder
24.08.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Novice
Golden Bowl, Isle Of Wight
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot on hill conversion course turned wrong way on reverse launch and twisted risers. Pilot was lifted by gust and dumped heavily on back.

bruised arm and back
22.08.2006 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student landed on backside during low hop towed flight. Winch jammed causing unexpected descent.

bruised coccyx, bruised heals
19.08.2006 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot

Czech

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Glider stalled on tow at low level resulting in pilot landing on back. Possibly due to high tow tension.

fr T12 vertebra
14.08.2006 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Clough Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bonanza

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Glider entered deep stall just prior to top landing. Pilot had pulled in big big ears to descend through lift. Pilot recovered from stall and landed safely.

none
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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