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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Incident reports for paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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There are 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
08.07.2005 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On landing in strong wind pilot pulled down on controls to collapse glider. Thius resulted in him being lifted up and blown back over ridge and crashing into a parked car before coming to rest.

spr ankle, bruising
03.07.2005 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Heresfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Trango 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered collapse while at 15m above trees. Pilot landed in trees and fell to ground.

fr vertebra
03.07.2005 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot got dragged back in strong wind over wall, car and barbed wire fence - ouch!

cut finger, fr scapula
03.07.2005 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Luffenham
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Saber

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot was caught out by gust prior to launch and failed to control canopy. Pilot was dragged back over runway.

dislo shoulder
01.07.2005 Male

Age:
27

USA
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot died in USA. Details to follow.

Fatal.
26.06.2005 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Swan Lake Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Topaz

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to properly control glider having landed and was lifted by gust. Canopy the had asymmetric and pilot landed heavily.

fr arm
18.06.2005 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Novice
High And Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled on landing damaging shoulder.

dislo shoulder, chipped bone
10.06.2005 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Novice
Green Bell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student landed heavily on uneven ground fracturing leg.

fr leg
10.06.2005 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Club Pilot
Butser
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged wind strength/gradient and got blown back into rotor.

fr L1 vertebra
09.06.2005 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Club Pilot
Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo Large

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 15m on final approach due to turbulence.

fr vertabrae and ribs
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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