Paraglider

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
30.10.2002 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Worn pulleys discovered to be causing damage to the control lines.

24.10.2002 Male

Age:
23

Rating:
Club Pilot
Peters Paradise Greece
GR

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilots foot trapped when he released speed bar, canopy suffered a collapse, pilot seen to be applying too much control during descent. IMpacted ground hard.

NONE
18.10.2002 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Peters Paradise Epidaunos
GR

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Canopy over flew pilot whilst attempting to launch - pilot fell over.

FRACTURED RADIUS
06.10.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


01.10.2002 Male

Age:
55
Dm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student jumped into the air during launch, landed heavily, tow aborted.

CHIPPED BONE ON ANKLE
01.10.2002 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Club Pilot
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing

Launch Type:
Parachute bridle had been cut and tied to the harness.

30.09.2002 Male

Age:
43
Pilgrims Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Santana

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flying canopy too slowly on low hop. When he came to land he released the controls rather than flaring and impacted a fence.

MILD CUTS AND BRUISES TO BACK AND FACE
28.09.2002 Male

Age:
43
Tailbridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Confidence

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student misjudged his height whilst making his first soaring attempt,impacted the hill.

BROKEN ANKLE
28.09.2002 Male

Age:
43
Tailbridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Confidence

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student attempting first soaring flight impacted the ground at the end of his first beat - wind speed dropped during the beat causing pg to sink.

BROKEN RIGHT LEG
28.09.2002 Male

Age:
37
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Sentra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attmpted to launch with one leg strap undone. He realised before taking off and aborted the flight.

NONE
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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