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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 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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.
14.07.2003 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fractured 2 fingers, one of which also dislocated. Both right hand.
06.07.2003 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Soul

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fr Pelvis (two fr).
06.07.2003 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Novice
Glyders
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled while walking across hill. None flying accident.

Torn ligaments to knee
01.07.2003 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Club Pilot
Llangranog
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Superspace
27

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fractured vertebra.
28.06.2003 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Rowl Gate
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Winch Tow


none
28.06.2003 Female

Age:
30

Rating:
Club Pilot
Nant Y Moel
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilots collided while ridge soaring.

bruising
24.06.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Novice
Bedlinog
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


compressed vertebrae T12
24.06.2003 Female

Age:
31

Rating:
Novice
Discwolfa ()
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Focus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Two small fractures of tibia, one of fibula, both left side.
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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