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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 2132 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
20.08.2005 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Novice
Catacol
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
2 students collided but flew on and landed safely. Minor damage to one of the gliders.

none
20.08.2005 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Combe Gibbit
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Astral 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed in trees having encountered sink while trying to get back to ridge.

none
18.08.2005 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot
Captain Cook
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attempted to slope land having failed to find thermal on light wind day. Pilot landed in bracken and struck foot on hidden boulder.

fr heal, pelvis, sacrum
18.08.2005 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zoom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric (on hill side) while close to top of hill. Recovered glider but could not avoid impact with hill.

fr coccyx fr shoulder
16.08.2005 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Novice
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Sunbeam

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tripped on landing.

none
07.08.2005 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Tremaen
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed then took off again having waited for thermic cycle to come through. Unfortunately he did not pre-flight check and took off with twisted risers resulting in a spin and heavy impact.

fr vertebra
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.
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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