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 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.11.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Astral

Launch Type:
Swing glider grounded on advice from Swing!

none
26.10.2003 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student allowed glider to go off line on take off. Landed heavily.

Bruised elbow and hip.
18.10.2003 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Abington East
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Proton

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged slope landing an hit ground heavily. Possibly stalled glider.

Fr left wrist and radius.
11.10.2003 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Barton Airport
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Tonic 27

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot failed to keep glider on line during tow. Tow was cut and pilot landed awkwardly.

Sprained ankle.
07.10.2003 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Novice
Marania Farm
Kenya

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha Ii

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student twisted ankle on landing.

Sprained ankle.
26.09.2003 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Tailbridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Airprox with Tornado.

none
25.09.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Tan Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Flying Planet
Sirius

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot caught out by gusts while ground handing. Lifted off ground then dumped down heavily.

Dislocated left ankle.
20.09.2003 Male Swanage
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot landed in sea (20cm deep).

none
18.09.2003 Clough Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Unknown pilot rotored in after getting blown back.

Fractured tibia and fibula.
17.09.2003 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot crashed while flying fast close to the hill. Showing off!

Fractured vertebra, T12.
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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