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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
08.09.2002 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Atherfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Helicopter pssed behind pilots soaring ridge.

03.09.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Haig Pit
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Saphir

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
During a top landing attempt the pilot realised that he was in danger of landing close to some parked cars at the downwind end of the field. At the last minute he decided to try to land behind the cars, but was unable to turn quickly enough to avoid them.

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01.09.2002 Male

Age:
43
Warren Hill Low
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details.

Sprained ankle, 1st aid applied and to casulaty
01.09.2002 Male Warren Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
FLYING PLANET
Astair

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student failed to gain sufficient airspeed on launch and attempted to jump into the air.

TWISTED ANKLE
31.08.2002 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Allegra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst out landing the pilot initiated a right hand turn to enter his intended field. The canopy entered a spiral at approximately 50ft and the pilot impacted the ground.

Bruising to back and arm, went to GP few days later
29.08.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Marfield Beacon
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
No details.

Fractured hip and Leg, Helicopter to hospital
28.08.2002 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
Pilot
Branscombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xyon 124

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Following a recent repack the pilot emergency parachute accidentally deployed.

Broken vertebra L1 & L3, Compresed L1, wedge L3
26.08.2002 Male

Age:
36
Sarn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Up

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot seen to be applying controls too aggressively. The canopy entered a spin, and after one and a half rotations recovered and dived toward the hill. The pilot impacted the hill.

XChin, Lower back, Left Leg, Ambulance to Shrewsbury Hospital
26.08.2002 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Sarn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot overcontrolled his canopy when attempting to turn in thermal lift. The canopy suffered a collapse and pendulumed into the ground.

fractured ankle, broken lower leg, broken vertabra, cracked ribs
24.08.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Brake lines discovered to be worn where they pass through pulley.

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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