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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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
07.06.2005 Male

Rating:
Novice
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Sunbeam

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student did not flare on landing and glider over-flew, pulling student over.

fr tibia
05.06.2005 Male Formaw Hill

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Unknown pilot took off having clipped in back to front. Pilot landed safely and rectified fault.

none
31.05.2005 Male

Age:
18

Rating:
Novice
Compton Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Reggae

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew into hill while attempting a top to bottom flight with turns.

bruised foot
31.05.2005 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ringstead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged site and airflow resulting in a water landing. No dry option. V lucky!

none
30.05.2005 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Novice
Wetton
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Student fractured collar bone while practicing PLFs prior to flight training.

fr clavicle
17.05.2005 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Novice
Truleigh Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student suffered asymmetric collapse at 10m and hit hillside.

fr heel
15.05.2005 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Novice
Curium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student allowed glider to overfly on launch pulling pilot over.

minor abrasions to face, arm and calf
09.05.2005 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot initiated symmetric collapse by pulling b rather than a lines for big ears. Glider then entered spin with cravatte.

none
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
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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