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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
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
31.07.2004 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Novice

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Space

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tripped having completed flight successfully.

fr ankle
31.07.2004 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Novice
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Samba

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student collided with another paraglider (both flew on without incident) whilst ridge soaring. Poor airmanship!.

none
26.07.2004 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Telegraph Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Ignition

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse as a result of rotor caused by windy conditions.

ligament and tissue damage to neck and back
13.07.2004 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Worcester Beacon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered stall then failed to make immediate recovery. Eventually recovered.

none
12.07.2004 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Hay Bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered large asymmetric while flying in strong turbulent conditions. The ensuing dive led to a spiral that the pilot could not recover. He deployed his emergency chute and landed safely but was then dragged for 300m. .

none
07.07.2004
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During repack deployment handle tore off deployment bag.

none
07.07.2004
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During repack deployment handle/bridle combination was of such a length that the emergency chute was still in harness at full extension of pilots arm. Webbing to webbing conection also. Par Avion.

none
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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