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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 2069 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
09.08.2003 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Keara

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fractured ankle
08.08.2003 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
La Chat, Grand Bornand
France
Paraglider

Wing:
Epsilon 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse due to turbulence on landing approach.

Fatal.
03.08.2003 Female

Age:
25

Rating:
Novice
Talybont
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student crashed having got too close to ridge while flying.

Split lip and bruised arm.
02.08.2003 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


none
02.08.2003 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Novice
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student landed on uneven ground and strained ankle.

Sprained ankle.
31.07.2003 Lejaire, Wendling
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Waterbird
Magnum

Launch Type:
Winch Tow


none
27.07.2003 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Dolomites, Corvara
Italy

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered a collapse on approach and crashed into parked cars.

Whiplash, laceration to left elbow.
27.07.2003 Female

Age:
41

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Hornet

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered defaltion low over trees. Pilot crashed into trees then fell to the ground.

Fatal.
23.07.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Lobden
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fractured vertebrae, L1 and L2.
16.07.2003 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Novice
Folly Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
FLYING PLANET
Astair

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student suffered asymmetric collapse while on soaring beat and crashed into slope.

Fr (compressed) vertebrae (2). Uncertain if caused by this incident.
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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