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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
25.03.2005 Male

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had mid-air with another paraglider. Both carried on flying without problem.

none
13.03.2005 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Boomerang

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot sustained collapse at 40ft in breezy conditions with some turbulence about.

bruised ribs
07.03.2005 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed tandem glider when another (solo) pilot loses control while ground handling and bumps into tandem passenger. No injuries.

none
24.02.2005 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Club Pilot
Macher
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered mid-air with hang glider and fell heavily.

fr vertebra, fr fibula
22.02.2005 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Macher
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Sierra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was dragged into parked cars while trying to control glider.

none
19.02.2005 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice
Montellano
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Students glider suffered symmetric collapse possibly due to rotor from edge of hill. Student landed heavily without PLF.

fr clavicle
12.02.2005 Female

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice
Roque Brune
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright Classic

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student crashed feet first into cliff having become flustered by proximity to sea and railway line.

fr feet
08.02.2005 Female

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Mere Rifle Range
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot crashed having sustained an asymmetric collapse on approach, probably due to thermic turbulence.

fr vertebra, fr ankle
31.01.2005 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Marleycombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Tetra (M)

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to properly control glider following symmetric collapse at low level in marginal conditions.

fr ribs, punctured lung
31.12.2004 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Club Pilot
Presendyt
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
X-Act

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot was dragged and bounced while attempting to forward launch.

fr wrist, fr leg
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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