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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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
24.02.2002 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Alicante
Spain
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
No details.

Fatal.
17.02.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
West Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Tandem pilot seen to launch into very strong conditions. When landing he was dragged backwards through a barbed wire fence.

Cuts to face.
12.02.2002 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Sierra De Lujar
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Following a 6000ft top to bottom flight the pilot failed to turn into wind whilst high enough - he therefore decided to land downwind at which point he noticed a 3ft high wall. With no time for alternative options he flew into the wall.

Compound fracture to femur (L). Blood loss.
13.01.2002 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Club Pilot
Monte Carlo
Monaco

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Pro Design
Effect 38

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Whilst soaring in thermal lift two paragliders collided causing a tear to one of them. The pilot managed to land safely.

Shock.
06.01.2002 Female

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mount Pleasant
Barbados

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Axon

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)


Fractured vertebra lower back.
01.01.2002 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chillerton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Dragon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst performing a 360 degree turn the pilot encountered sinking air resulting in a loss of altitude. The pilot clipped the hillside whilst exiting the turn.

Fractured vertabrae * 2, broken finger nail.
29.12.2001 Male

Age:
18
Hunstanton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
+ 48 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Astra

Launch Type:
Instructor attempting to demonstrate hand towing in 30mph wind in front of hill Student held the tow line whilst the Instructr assited another student who was clipped into the harness / canopy. All three were dragged back.

23.12.2001 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Middle Wallop
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
G Sport

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow


Cut foot.
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.

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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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