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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
14.12.2001 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Club Pilot
At Villa In Lanzarote
Spain
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Allegra

Launch Type:
Pilot bought harness froma chief coach which was subsequently discovered to be in poor condition and unsuitable.

28.11.2001 Male

Age:
37
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu L

Launch Type:
Pilot shortened the lines attached to the speed bar, this caused the speedbar to be applied during weight shift turns as the extra weight on the front of the harness seat would press on the speed bar.

16.11.2001 Male

Age:
39
Shining Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During light wind forward launch pilot appeared to encounter sinking air. The student continued to run, but stepped onto uneven ground resulting in a broken ankle.

FR tibia and fibula, DL metatarsal.
04.11.2001 Female

Age:
25
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima Xix

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student forward launched assymetrically which caused her to fall over.

FR wrist
03.11.2001 Female Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During an attempted forward launch the canopy inflated slightly off line, the student continued with the launch but soon realised that she was heading for a tree, she applied full brake - the wing overshot and draped itself over a tree.

01.11.2001 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Various Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu

Launch Type:
Pilot adjusted the length of the speedbar to make it easier to use. Noticed that during weight shift turns the speed system was unintentionally being applied causing small collapses.

28.10.2001 Male

Age:
41
Moel Y Cl Mynhad
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
No details.

Lower back
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.

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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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