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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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
06.09.2003 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Chabre, Laragne
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Syncro

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was inadvertantly lifted off ground while ground handling and fell on bush which pierced thigh.

Leg impaled by branch. Soft tissue damage. Entered left leg at thigh, exit above knee.
04.09.2003 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Novice
Marmotts
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student misjudged appraoch and hit parked car on landing.

Minor cuts and bruises.
01.09.2003 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Whiplash to neck, soft tissue damage.
31.08.2003 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Club Pilot
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Tonic

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


none
31.08.2003 Female

Age:
38

Rating:
Novice
Moel Elio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Space

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student slipped while attempting to launch glider.

Torn knee ligments.
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
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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