Paraglider

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
04.11.2006 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Tycoon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot caught harness in tree tops while scratching in light conditions. Glider overflew then collapsed and pulled pilot into hillside.

fr vertebra, fr pelvis, internal injuries
19.10.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Roque Brune
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Mustang

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Having completed a series of acro manoeuvres, pilot did not leave enough height to make landing area resulting in water landing.

none
17.10.2006 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Novice
Col De Bleyne
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Flying Planet
Syrius

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched but wing came up unevenly causing pilot to go off to one side landing heavily .

bruised thigh
13.10.2006 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
St Andre
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot stumbled back having landed and put excessive weight on outstretched hand/wrist.

fr wrist
06.10.2006 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kyrenia
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot missed tangled line during pre-flight check. Took off and glider turned to left. Pilot stalled glider while trying to maintain safe course.

fr L1 vertebra
04.10.2006 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
Novice
Perranporth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
During top landing approach, student drifted off-line toward higher ground. Student struck edge of sand dune.

fr ankle
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.
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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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