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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
21.09.2002 Male

Age:
38
Twichill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
SKY PARAGLIDERS
Yang

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tripped whilst running on take off.

COMPRESSION FRACTURE TO LEFT ANKLE
20.09.2002 Female

Age:
31

Rating:
Novice
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stalled glider on low hop.

Fr ankle
19.09.2002 Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Whilst flying with nearly full speed bar on the pilot noticed that one of the speed bar lines had become free of its pulley. On inspection he noticed that the pin holding the pulley had gradually worked its way loose.

15.09.2002 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
Downcourt
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Booster

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled canopy whilst in big ears, canopy dropped back 30 degrees, pilot impacted the hill.

BRUISING CONCUSSION
15.09.2002 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
Downcourt
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Booster L

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Canopy stalled whilst in big ears, pilot impacted the hill.

SEVERE BRUISING TO THE BUTTOCKS, CONCUSSION.
15.09.2002 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Club Pilot
Abington West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Phelix

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilkot attempting to lose height to land by s turning. Failed to turn into wind on the final beat and impacted the ground hard.

ANKLE & LEG BREAK
15.09.2002 Female Addleborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Student strained muscles in her leg whilst attempting to launch.

twisted knee-sprain
10.09.2002 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chamonix
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xact

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Whilst attempting to utilise small strong thermal lift canopy suffered a collapse which developed into a spin. Pilot unable to correct situation deployed reserve which did not open fully, impacted ground heavily.

CUT ELBOW AND BRUISED RIBS
08.09.2002 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Club Pilot
Nont Sarah
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Allegra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attempting to slope land with insufficient airspeed resulted in the canopys right wing collapsing followed by a spin into the hill.

Right Shoulder dislocated, to Calderdale NHS Trust
08.09.2002 Female

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Atherfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
FLYING PLANET
Astir

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
PG pilot concerned that a helicopter flying downwind of the ridge she was soaring on passed too close.

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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