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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 2095 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
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.

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Last updated: 14 June 2021

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