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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 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
23.06.2004 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ronda La Vieja
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot turned wrong way on forward launch causing risers to be twisted. Pilot was lifted off ground still twisted and was seen to pull one of the controls in panic. Glider turned sharply throwing pilot against a boulder with great force.

Fatal.
20.06.2004 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Club Pilot
Atherfield Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Avalon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled glider at approx 10m when on landing approach and landed in a head down attitude.

Fatal.
16.06.2004 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Club Pilot
Dungiven
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Pilot landed and noticed that the shackle connecting his A lines to the riser was undone and 3 lines were free. He had not carried out a pre-flight check prior to the flight.

none
13.06.2004 Female

Age:
41

Rating:
Novice
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student launched glider asymmetrically and was pulled over and dragged for approx 6m causing damage to shoulder.

fr shoulder
13.06.2004 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
At 10m and on finals, pilot encountered severe sink and landed very heavily.

compressed vertebra, nerve and tissue damage
06.06.2004 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kimiridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xact

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot chose to take off from unsuitable area below the normal take off. He stood in rabbit hole on inflating the glider causing him to stumble and be dragged before regaining control of the glider.

dislocated ankle, fr leg
05.06.2004 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Novice
Strines
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Black Magic

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student landed awkwardly having completed forward launch practice.

fr ankle
05.06.2004 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Emergency chute deployed accidentally on approach for slope landing. Pilot landed heavily.

none
03.06.2004 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Novice
Swyne Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flared too late and caught leg under harness on landing,.

fr leg
03.06.2004

Rating:
Novice
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student found himself 6m in the air on farward launch ground handle practice. Stalled glider and landed heavily on back.

none
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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