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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
23.04.2005 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Pilot
St Cyrus
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Quarx

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled glider by flying too slowly and in wrong area.

bruised back
23.04.2005 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Refugio Di Perugia
Italy

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered multiple asymmetric collapses prior to deploying emergency chute. Probably due to flying through unforseen rotor.

none
21.04.2005 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
High And Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Serac

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot top landed and reached for A risers to deflate canopy. At this point he was lifted 3ft into the air then dragged back into a ditch.

fr arm
16.04.2005 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Fransham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot suffered line break at 1000ft but did not realise line was still connected. Flew with training line until line snagged on trees. pilot threw emergency parachute and landed safely.

none
11.04.2005 Female

Age:
26

Rating:
Novice
Curium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student was lifted off ground during reverse launch attempt, then pulled wrong control resulting in a turn into the hillside.

fr tibia
26.03.2005 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Blackhall
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was flying a recognised site in a normal manner and was made aware that his activity had scared some horses that had then broke their tethers and damaged 2 parked cars.

none
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
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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