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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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
08.08.2006 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Llangollen
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered collapse on approach due to rotor.

fr wrist and pelvis
04.08.2006 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice
Telegraph Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
N Joy

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flared late and insufficiently positive, with outstretched legs.

bruised feet
03.08.2006 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed going backwards having made poor decision to fly in strengthening conditions.

none
23.07.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Aeron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered symmetric collapse on approach then entered spin. Emergency chute thrown but became entangled in lines and did not deploy. Gathered in for second throw but paraglider now in normal flight. Pilot hung onto chute and landed normally.

none
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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