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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
12.10.2001 Male

Age:
34
Seeg
Germany

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Whilst the student was launching there was a change in wind direction. The student did not react to this which resulted in the canopy drifting from the intended flight path into some trees. The student landed in the trees.

24.09.2001 Male

Age:
37
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 27

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled and injured wrist during attempted forward launch.

FR wrist
22.09.2001 Rudlers North
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student attempted to run off excess speed during slope landing, turned ankle on rough ground.

Sprained ankle.
22.09.2001 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Ruptured tendon, right leg.
22.09.2001 Male

Age:
33
Tintin Epidavros
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bandit

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilkot misjudged his landing approach resulting in him overshooting into some trees.

FR (L) humerus, bruised rib, bruised (L) thigh.
21.09.2001 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
Pilot
Montmin, Col De La Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
X-Act

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pink Nova fabric tore easily . The glider was three years old and had been flown for 79 hours.

11.09.2001 Male

Age:
33
Sourton Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew into a rocky outcrop during an extended top to bottom flight. .

Two broken legs.
09.09.2001 Male

Age:
44
Scottish Aerotow Centre, Thornhill.
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Apollo

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Following a tow release at 400ft the pilot initiated a 360 degree turn. Before completing the turn he realised that he was very low, and so tried to tighten the turn. The canopy left wingtip then stalled and the canopy spun into the ground.

Fr (R) tibia
05.09.2001 Male

Age:
30
Ditchling Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student applied too much control following launch, eased up after being instructed to do so, as he eased up the canopy pitched forward and the student impacted the slope.

Fr ankle.
04.09.2001 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Club Pilot
Baba Dag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Pure

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
During spiral dive at siv course, the D ring of the harness broke causing the pilot to weight shift into the dive exacerbating the manouevre. The pilot applied outside brake and recovered the situation.

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Last updated: 7 March 2021

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