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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
17.07.2006 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Blease Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilots had mid air while thermaling and became entangled. Both deployed emergency chutes and landed together unhurt.

none
16.07.2006 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Novice
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student carried out perfect flight plan but caught foot on landing.

fr ankle
16.07.2006 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Ffarmers
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Tattoo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to notice wind had changed direction and came in for slope landing downwind.

fr fibula, fr ankle
15.07.2006 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Tinto
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot deployed emergency chute after asymmetric collapse and landed safely having carried out PLF.

none
11.07.2006 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Novice
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student overshot top landing and on coming around for a second attempt got too low and landed heavily down wind.

fr ankle
11.07.2006 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Batcombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Artax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot caught out by sink on approach to landing. Struck hand on landing but landed ok otherwise.

fr wrist
07.07.2006 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ringstead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot left turn into wind late and turned aggressively. Stumbled on landing and put out hand causing injury.

fr wrist (collis)
01.07.2006 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Filey
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Syntax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot decided to land short of normal landing area to gathering children. Collided with parked car on landing.

none
28.06.2006 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Club Pilot
L Bohinj
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pliot nearly drowned having landed in a lake following siv manoeuvre.

none
26.06.2006 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Saltburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot got caught out by turbulence having got low while soaring close in on a coastal site. Crashed into rocks. .

fr T12 ,T11 and L1 vertebra
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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