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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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
14.10.2005 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Club Pilot
St Marc Douilly
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered front collapse due to severe turbulence when coming in for top landing.

fr vertebra, ribs and foot
12.10.2005 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
La Chens
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot decided to land due to rain (glider wet). Put big ears in to land and on releasing ears glider entered deep stall.

none
09.10.2005 Male

Age:
26

Rating:
Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flying in strong wind caught out when wind strength increased forcing tree landing.

cut face
06.10.2005 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice
Woldingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flared late and had legs out straight.

spr ankle
05.10.2005 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Novice
Dalefoot
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flew too close to hill prior to landing approach and landed heavily in a seated position with legs outstretched.

fr tibia
17.09.2005 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Corn Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at low level in thermic conditions and crashed into hillside.

fr pelvis, fr arm
17.09.2005 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Paraglider pilots suffered mid air collision and descended under one emergency chute.

line burns to arm
17.09.2005 Male

Age:
49
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Unqualified, self-taught pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level in turbulent, thermic conditions.

none
16.09.2005 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice
Currium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student failed to flare properly on landing and went over on ankle.

fr fibula
11.09.2005 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot rotored in heavily while trying to creep back over ridge.

fr t12 vertebra
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Last updated: 23 April 2021

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