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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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
07.08.2005 Female

Age:
40

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
The Lawley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot used anchorman to assist in takeoff. Anchorman turned wrong way on launch and pilot went off with twist in risers causing glider to turn into hill.

spr ankle
06.08.2005 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Pulsar

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had mid-air while ridge soaring and had to deploy emergency parachute.

none
26.07.2005 Male Pennines
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Unknown pilots intent on self training causing a pain in the Pennines. Not much can be done!

none
25.07.2005 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Response M

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring in thermic and turbulent conditions. Glider turned and spiraled into hill.

Fatal.
16.07.2005 Female

Age:
31

Rating:
Club Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered 40% asymmetric collapse and failed to properly control glider resulting in a heavy impact.

bruising, whiplash
16.07.2005 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Novice
Dungiven
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z-One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student caught out by gust on launch. Twisted ankle badly on controlling glider.

fr ankle and fibula
16.07.2005 Male Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot 360d into the hill at high speed.

fr leg
12.07.2005 Female

Age:
28

Rating:
Novice
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student landed heavily having gone off line during low hop flight.

fr fibula
12.07.2005 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Piedraheita
Spain

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered large collapse while on speed bar at altitude. Pilot deployed emergency chute but suffered broken foot due to 10m/s descent rate at impact.

fr foot
10.07.2005 Male

Age:
71

Rating:
Pilot
Tor Scar
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
X-Ray

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

fr femur
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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