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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
09.06.2003 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bunster
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
FLYING PLANET
Spirit

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


none
08.06.2003 Male

Age:
49
Wheston
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Apollo 27

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student tripped having made a successful landing.

Fr lower arm.
01.06.2003 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mam Tor (East)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


bruising and initial winding
01.06.2003 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Folly At Maiden Newton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Hornet

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


dislocated shoulder and right elbow ( Ulna and radii).
31.05.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Fontanile , Castelluccio, Di Norcia. Itlay
Italy

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
FLYING PLANET
Spirit

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


vertebra compression fracture and possible cracked rib
31.05.2003 Male

Age:
22

Rating:
Novice
Talybont
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Broken Ankle
30.05.2003 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Repack
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:


none
30.05.2003 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Novice
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


fractured wrist and elbow and also bruised spine.
29.05.2003 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Larange
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Sentra Large.

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fr Femur
28.05.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Nant Y Moel
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Astral

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Severe bruising to muscles of lower spine. Compressed vertebra.
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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