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
08.10.2004 Male Cwm Parc
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Unknown pilot crashed while ridge soaring.

unknown
02.10.2004 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Woldingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
Scirocco

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot caught out by wind strength over trees and blown back into rotor behind trees. Fell onto parked car.

none
26.09.2004 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Hornet

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost control of glider and crashed when in a hurry to launch in strong conditions.

fr tib
05.09.2004 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Plan Praz
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse due to turbulence and crashed into rocky cliffside.

Fatal.
04.09.2004 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot encountered unexpected (though predictable) sink while ridge soaring. This resulted in a very fast slope landing attempt.

fr tib and fib
03.09.2004 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot

France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot failed to execute a good forward launch from a small technical take off area. Glider caught bushes and pilot crashed before taking off.

fr ribs
02.09.2004 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Novice
Compton Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew into bush having misjudged landing approach.

fr heal
27.08.2004 Male

Age:
53

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Primary control pulley found to have failed (brake handle pulley). Pin dislodged and block missing.

none
27.08.2004 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Montmin
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had midair while thermalling. Poor lookout by both pilots.

none
14.08.2004 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
Brantside
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot inflated glider to feel the air and was lifted off his feet and thrown into a boulder, he was then dragged into a dry stone wall before being dragged through the wall which then fell on top of him!.

dislo finger, bruising, back spasm
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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