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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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
02.09.2004 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Novice
Compton Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew into bush having misjudged landing approach.

fr heal
27.08.2004 Male

Age:
53

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Primary control pulley found to have failed (brake handle pulley). Pin dislodged and block missing.

none
27.08.2004 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Montmin
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had midair while thermalling. Poor lookout by both pilots.

none
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
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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