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 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
14.08.2004 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Novice
Ruddlers West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student failed to properly collapse glider after successful flight and landing. He was then dragged 20m by a gust of wind. Continued training for rest of day.

scratches and bruising
14.08.2004 Male

Rating:
Novice
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Student bruised shoulder while attempting a PLF, though told only to watch and wait at this point.

bruised shoulder
10.08.2004 Female

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mere Rifle Range
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Exact

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered turbulence and landed heavily wearing trainers and carrying ballast.

fr foot
07.08.2004 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Kip Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Avax Rs

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had mid air while thermalling in competition. Some damage to other pilots wing.

none
06.08.2004 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Novice
Compton Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Reggae

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tripped on take off and fell heavily on arm.

fr arm
04.08.2004 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Pilot
Mynydd Meio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse from turbulence from another glider. Landed heavily.

minor bruising and scrapes
03.08.2004 Male

Age:
77

Rating:
Pilot
Ringstead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Grid

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flew into hill having failed to notice that the wind had shifted to a direction too far off the hill to provide much lift.

fr spine
02.08.2004 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Low airtime pilot caught out by windy conditions pulled big ears having already applied full speed bar! Resulted in full frontal collapse and subsequant cascade sequence until impact.

bruised ribs
01.08.2004 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Novice
High & Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed heavily having lost height on approach to landing.

twisted knee
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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