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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 2056 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
02.09.2001 Moel Wnion Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
No details.

Unknown, but justified helicopter evacuation to Bangor hospital.
01.09.2001 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot
Batcombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched into light wind and flew over a densley wooded part of the hill. In his attempt to remain in the lift band he inadvertently flew into a tree, his canopy getting caught in the branches.

27.08.2001 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Moel Elio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Octane

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched into thermal lift. Almost immediately he turned back to take advantage of the lift. He misjudged his position within the thermal lift and flew into an area of sinking air above the hill causing him to lose 20ft and impact the hill.

Fr vertebra, L1.
23.08.2001 Male

Age:
19

Rating:
Club Pilot
Aspres
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xact

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot failed to flare or perform a plf during landing, consequently landed very heavily.

Fr lower fibula.
18.08.2001 Male

Age:
34
Ben Lawyers/ Maell Correneach
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Spectra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot launched into strong conditions, stalled after take-off crashed into rock.

Two fractured lumbar vertebrae, Fr ankle.
07.08.2001 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Mission

Launch Type:


Fractured (2) vertebrae (upper lumbar), possible FR ankle.
07.08.2001 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Col De Forlaz
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Flame

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
See IR 01/089.

Slight bruising, R knee and neck.
02.08.2001 Male

Age:
37
Mittag
Germany

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
The canopy inflated unevenly during launch. The student managed to correct this but the student was now 20 degrees off his intended heading. The canopy lines scraped some ski cables located to the left of launch. Student recovered normal flight .

30.07.2001 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Thurnham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fr both legs, two vertebrae.
28.07.2001 Male

Age:
47
Penmaer Beach
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac
Eden

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student misjudged distance from the hill and clipped a lump on it. Spevtator called emergency services, helicopter arrived although was not needed.

Sprained wrist
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Last updated: 25 February 2021

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