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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
23.08.2003 Male

Age:
20

Rating:
Club Pilot
Brant Side
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Pheron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot assumed other pilot would give way leading to mid air.

none
21.08.2003 Female

Age:
21

Rating:
Club Pilot
Laragne
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot crashed after encountering a thermal on landing approach.

Concussion,Fr vertebrae (2, compressed), Fr arm.
20.08.2003 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ultralite
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fr left wrist.
12.08.2003 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Novice
Rudlers North
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student put foot in rabbit hole after landing.

Fr Ankle
10.08.2003 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Col De La Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Fr skull, parietal, concussion, lacerated elbow.
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.
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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