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 2069 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
27.08.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kettle Sings, Malvern.
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Sprained ankle.
26.08.2003 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Malvern Kettle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilots had mid air. Poor lookout.

none
26.08.2003 Female

Age:
33

Rating:
Novice
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
Scirrocco

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student fell over on landing.

Sprained ankle
25.08.2003 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Novice

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Emergency chute deployed accidentally while student was trying to access speed bar.

Fr r shoulder
24.08.2003 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Corndon Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Onyx

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach to top landing and landed heavily on downwind leg.

fr wrist
23.08.2003 Male

Age:
20

Rating:
Club Pilot
Brant Side
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Pheron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot assumed other pilot would give way leading to mid air.

none
21.08.2003 Female

Age:
21

Rating:
Club Pilot
Laragne
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot crashed after encountering a thermal on landing approach.

Concussion,Fr vertebrae (2, compressed), Fr arm.
20.08.2003 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ultralite
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fr left wrist.
12.08.2003 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Novice
Rudlers North
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student put foot in rabbit hole after landing.

Fr Ankle
10.08.2003 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Col De La Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Fr skull, parietal, concussion, lacerated elbow.
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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