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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 2132 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
24.07.2002 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ffochiw
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Jive

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot launched and gained height and flew into the rear of another airborne pilot - the canopy striking the airborne pilots body. The canopy of the lower pilot collapsed completey and the pilot fell 100ft to the ground.

23.07.2002 Cox Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student stepped on his own leg as landed. Canopy was penduluming sideways at the time.

Broken leg- Abulance to hospital
22.07.2002 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Pilot
Rosen Garten Dolomites
Italy

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Groove

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attempting to utilise lift whilst low and in the lee of a tree line. His canopy suffered a collapse and then entered a spiral dive. The pilot impacted the slope.

Broken ankle and 2 broken vertibrae L1 & L4
21.07.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill, Blandford
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot dragged backwards during attempted launch.

21.07.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Abertysswg
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Low level collapse due to turbulence - pilot impacted hill having failed to make correct recovery inputs.

Fatal.
21.07.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Flying Planet- Spirit

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst thermal soaring in strng conditions the pilot over controlled the canopy causing it to spin. He immediately threw his emergency parachute which successfully deployed. .

sore back
20.07.2002 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Barton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Serek

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
During tow launch the weak link broke. The protective muff remained attached to the tow line therefore the unprotected end recoiled and hit the pilot in the mouth.

Impact to top lip and frount tooth
20.07.2002 Male

Age:
46
Bell Hill, Blandford
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
HG pilot noticed PG being blown backwards towards his parked glider. PG was blown over flat HG. HG pilot caught PG tip lines deflating the canopy.

19.07.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xyon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Following launch the pilot took one wrap on the controls. He then encountered rising air in which he applied both controls with the intention of slowing the glider down, the result of this was that the canopy stalled. and the pilot landed heavily.

Small bite to tongue
17.07.2002 Male

Age:
29
Hay Bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
@

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student failed to follow radio instruction during a soaring flight which resulted in him flying too close to the hill. The student did not turn away from the hill as he got lower and collided with the slope.

Broken Ankle
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Last updated: 24 September 2021

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