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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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There are 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
10.05.2006 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Novice
White Pike
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Flite

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student did not flare fully on landing so landed quicker than expected. Stuck out foot which caught on rough ground.

dislo ankle, fr tibia
07.05.2006 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Novice
Castle Moreton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xact

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student stalled glider at 20 - 30 ft and landed heavily.

fr wrist, fr L3 vertebra
05.05.2006 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Pilot
Shining Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched into strong thermal and suffered an asymmetric collapse before being dumped back onto hill. Pilot blames overconfidence and underestimating gust strength.

fr fibula
30.04.2006 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Novice
Woldingham Valley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Flying Planet
Syrius

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student mistimed flare on ground skimming flight and landed heavilly.

fr fibula
29.04.2006 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Comb Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered extreme turbulence while ridge soaring and lost control of glider. Chose to immediately throw emergency chute (at approx 200ft) and landed safely. Pilot states that numerous deployment practices at BFR saved his life.

bruising
29.04.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Maiden Castle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot hit sink while ridge soaring and slope landed. Landing was fast and heavy.

fr ankle
29.04.2006 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Odonnells Rock
Ireland

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered 50%+ asymmetric collapse at 50-60ft while on approach to top land. Glider entered rapid spiral and crashed before pilot could recover.

fr L4 vertebra
24.04.2006 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Rushup Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac
Eden 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and spiraled into hill.

fr elbow
22.04.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Pegas
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot allowed himself to get low on the ridge with a tailwind and in sinking air. Did not leave enough time or room to turn out and landed heavily.

fr fibula
16.04.2006 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Llety Siac
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Flair

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed in wind conditions and attempted to deflate glider using A risers. Glider deflated but immediately reinflated dragging pilot into large rock. Serious injury (or worse) prevented by helmet.

concussion, bruising.
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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