Paraglider

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 2132 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
22.01.2006 Male

Age:
36
Nont Sarahs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot displayed poor airmanship in allowing a midair assuming he had right of way.

fr finger. internal bruising
22.01.2006 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Gyrn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot twisted ankle on landing having failed to get out of seat (and having flared a little too high). Probably caused by change to routine, having made harness adjustments prior to the flight.

fr ankle
21.01.2006 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Leadlich
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stumbled on uneven ground while ground-handling in preparation for launch.

grazed leg
10.01.2006 Female

Age:
39

South Africa
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Handle on FreeX tow release became detached as pilot tried to release from winch line. Pilot released ok by pulling wire instead and landed safely.

none
08.01.2006 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Sierra Nevada
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Tempest

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot over controlled glider while attempting to land in a tricky landing area. Glider dived towards ground - pilot saved further injury by PLF.

fr tib and fib
20.12.2005 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Heresfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Urraco

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach and caught wing tip in tree resulting in crash landing. Plf saved injury.

none
06.12.2005 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mala, Lanzarote
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged landing approach and landed on parked hang glider.

bruised hip, grazed hand
23.11.2005 Male

Age:
22

Rating:
Novice
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student landed awkwardly and sprained ankle.

spr ankle
22.11.2005 Female

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Algodonales
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on approach at approx. 50ft due to rotor from building. Glider then entered rapid spiral into ground.

fr vertabra
20.11.2005 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Wether Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot caught out by wave and suffered asymmetric collapse. Turned 180 degrees in recovery and crashed into hillside.

fr tib and fib
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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