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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Incident reports for paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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There are 2059 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
28.10.2001 Male

Age:
42
Moel Winion
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student was surprised by the speed of a light wind landing - tripped during landing.

Damaged right ankle.
28.10.2001 Male Suttons Corner
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Reserve parachute fell out of the students harness during an attempted forward launch.

28.10.2001 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon 25

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst ground handling a new canopy the pilot noticed that the Brummel hook connection to the speedbar had become detached. On one occasion the left control line became caught in the slot in the brummel hook.

28.10.2001 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Lowca
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bonanza

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst soaring in windy conditions with the speed bar applied the canopy suffered a 80% deflation causing the glider to turn right. The situation deteriorated with the canopy cravtting and then entering a full stall. Pilot impacted heavily.

Severe bruising to back, ribs and knees.
20.10.2001 Male

Age:
49
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Coral

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to run during forward launch, sitting into the harness immediately and impactein the ground.

Hurt ankle
18.10.2001 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Otiva
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon Medium

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student launched without instructor present - instructor then arrived and gave instruction over radio. Student didnt follow advice which resulted in canopy entering flat spin, canopy recovered student landed on the slope.

16.10.2001 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
Pilot
Butser Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fr (R) forearm, Bruised upper body.
15.10.2001 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Otiva
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon Medium

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student attempted 360 degree turn with insufficient distance from the maountain, resulted in slope landing.

13.10.2001 Male

Age:
50
Mam Torr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Bruised back.
12.10.2001 Male

Age:
27
Limerston
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 25.1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


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Last updated: 7 March 2021

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