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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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
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.

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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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