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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
04.06.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Following launch the pilot noticed that the right control line was looped around another line. The pilot was able to slope land.

04.06.2002 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Club Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
Scirocco

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
The pilot followed ridge to a position in which the ridge and wind direction were almost parallel. As he was unable to penetrate back upwind the pilot attempted to land on a small grassy area, turbulence led to a frontal collapse pilot impacted rocks.

Cuts, bruises, Muscle & ligament Damage, Spine Trauma Ambulance to A & E Aberistwith
01.06.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Malaku

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During landing the canopys wing tip fell onto a pilot. The pilot then noticed a line trapped in the Brummel hook on the speed system. The line had been damaged by the hook. The diameter of the gap in the hooks was smaller than line diameter.

31.05.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Pilot
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Dynasty

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Three pilots on converging flight paths non of them took appropriate avoiding action resulting in them narrowley missing each other.

31.05.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Le Reward
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged suitability of field for landing following a cross country flight, narrowly avoided power lines and an electric fence, and in the process caused the glider to spin 180 degrees resulting in the pilot landing heavily on his back.

Compressed L2 vertibrae- fracture; To hospital in Central Annecy
28.05.2002 Male

Age:
47
Paravion Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Parachute bridle shortened. When re-attached to the harness the carabiner would prize the stitching apart.

27.05.2002 Male

Age:
32
Swyre Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
2- One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Broken Ulna & Radius
24.05.2002 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Field, Roxton Road, Chawston, Beds
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Report received from AAIB - low level paraglider collapse.

Fatal.
12.05.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Helicopter flew low over site.

11.05.2002 Female

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bossington
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Following a soaring flight the pilot flew downwind at 500ft agl to land at the car park. At 250ft the canopy suffered a major collapse. The pilot chose to throw her emergency parachute which opened immediately. She landed uninjured.

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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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