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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 2069 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
23.06.2002 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Atherfield Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
The pilot became aware that he was catching another paraglider pilot also soaring in the same direction. He tried to over take the pilot on the cliff side but had insufficient room. The pilots wing collided with the leading pilots harness.

23.06.2002 Male

Age:
28

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
As 096.

23.06.2002 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Atherfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Independance: Avalon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


20.06.2002 Male

Age:
46
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Paraglider pilot flying in strong conditions, was seen to fly downwind behind the ridge whilst low. The pilot reappeared almost upside down in his harness. He then flew downwind again and the canopy was seen to collapse. Pilot was uninjured.

20.06.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot experienced turbulence during his landing approach, resulting in a wing dropping and an upright breaking as it hit the ground.

19.06.2002 Male Glynde Sussex Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Report received from sussex police, awaiting IR.

Unspecified. Ambulance called.
12.06.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Dune De Pyla
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot caught in venturi effect whilst ridge soaring. He bagan to drift backwards over the ridge and collided with a tree injuring his arm.

broken arm/ elbow La Teste - casualty in Bordeaux- France
08.06.2002 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Club Pilot
Newhaven Cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Oxygen

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
During wingovers canopy collapsed then recovered violently breaking several lines. Pilot deployed parachute.

Cut through left eyebrow, bruises, shock and damaged ego!
08.06.2002 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Hive Beach
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Alto

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flying coastal ridge misjudged wind strength and direction and was unable to fly back to his launch point. He attemptted to top land the cliff site but flew into turbulent air behind the ridge, causing his glider to drop.

Bumps and Bruises
08.06.2002 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Hillend
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched into turbulent conditions resulting in the canopy pitching forward and backwards and finally entering a 180 degree spin. With insufficient height to recover the pilot impacted the hill.

Bruising to left shin & impact to small of back
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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