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 2132 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
17.07.2002 Woldingham 2
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Spectra

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student encountered lift during low hop as he did so he applied some control - on instruction to release the control the pilot did so and swung forward resulting in a heavy landing.

Sprained ankle
15.07.2002 Female

Rating:
Club Pilot
Westbury (North)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered turbulence whilst flying downwind towards the ridge. Her canopy dived forward and impacted some trees.

Neck and leg stiffness
14.07.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Elidir
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Bibeta

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During attmpted tandem launch the pilot and passenger tripped and fell onto stoney ground.

Slight custs and bruising one stitch required
13.07.2002 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Barton Airfield

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Coral

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
During PG tow launch the weak link broke causing the pilot to fall backwards - as he did so the quick release mechanism hit him in the mouth breaking a tooth.

Chipped tooth- dentist filled
13.07.2002 Tow Scar
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Philion

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled whilst attempting low hop.

Stumbled and hurt right ankle- first aid applied
13.07.2002 Male

Rating:
Pilot
North Luffenham

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
454

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
During tow launch the left control line came free from the control loop. The tow was terminated at a safe height and the pilot landed maintaining direction of launch.

Sore Ankle
13.07.2002 Male

Rating:
Pilot
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sportlife 396

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow


Fractured bone in th efoot- plaster applied
13.07.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
Paramount

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Tow release line came undone at time of release - pilot pulled up yoke and released by hand.

13.07.2002 Back Of Bewaldeth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student drifted off course during forward launch, tripped and fell onto small rock.

Cut to lower shin, First aid given by instructor
13.07.2002 Female

Age:
37

Rating:
Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot was unaware that the wind had increased. Her canopy was unable to penetrate forward, so she applied speed bar. At 20ft the canopy suffered a front tuck and the pilot fell to the ground.

Dislocated shoulder and broken collar bone,
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Last updated: 24 September 2021

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