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
12.07.2002 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airea- Session

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot waited for gap in cloud before launching from mountain - following launch he decided to try and gain height. He then became engulfed in cloud, lost orientation, and flew into the mountainside.

two dislocated bones in left foot, severed ligaments in R foot Hospital: Esnaf Hastanesi, Fethiye
06.07.2002 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Atherfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Samba 29

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Helicopter had to change course to avoid pgs flying coastal site.

24.06.2002 Hunstanton
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
A Yellow One

Launch Type:
Pilot seen to attampt launch at foot of low cliffs. Canopy inflated dragging pilot over cliff tops into parked cars. Pilot then verbally abused car owner and hit the car with his helmet.

23.06.2002 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Atherfield Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
The pilot became aware that he was catching another paraglider pilot also soaring in the same direction. He tried to over take the pilot on the cliff side but had insufficient room. The pilots wing collided with the leading pilots harness.

23.06.2002 Male

Age:
28

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
As 096.

23.06.2002 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Atherfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Independance: Avalon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


20.06.2002 Male

Age:
46
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Paraglider pilot flying in strong conditions, was seen to fly downwind behind the ridge whilst low. The pilot reappeared almost upside down in his harness. He then flew downwind again and the canopy was seen to collapse. Pilot was uninjured.

20.06.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot experienced turbulence during his landing approach, resulting in a wing dropping and an upright breaking as it hit the ground.

19.06.2002 Male Glynde Sussex Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Report received from sussex police, awaiting IR.

Unspecified. Ambulance called.
12.06.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Dune De Pyla
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot caught in venturi effect whilst ridge soaring. He bagan to drift backwards over the ridge and collided with a tree injuring his arm.

broken arm/ elbow La Teste - casualty in Bordeaux- France
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Last updated: 24 September 2021

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