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 2095 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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.

05.05.2002 Male

Age:
46
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Xbow

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Hang glider pilot nosed in whilst top landing in a small field. Was seen to approach with insufficient airspeed.

knee grase
04.05.2002 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kennel Farm
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Whilst Operator was setting guillotines on Koch winch splicing on braided nylon rope failed as he pushed down on bar causing him to fall forward and hit his face on drum.

Cut to Chin Bruizing to cheek bone
04.05.2002 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Hillend Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst collapsing the canopy following landing a gust caused the canopy to inflate pulling the pilot up and backwards. The pilots helmet hit a fence and snagged as the rest of his body was pulled over the fence.

Concussion & Strained muscle in neck
04.05.2002 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kennel Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Following a tow launch the pilot flew downwind back to launch. He failed to turn into wind to landed - downwind landing.

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Last updated: 14 June 2021

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