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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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
28.10.2001 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Lowca
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bonanza

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst soaring in windy conditions with the speed bar applied the canopy suffered a 80% deflation causing the glider to turn right. The situation deteriorated with the canopy cravtting and then entering a full stall. Pilot impacted heavily.

Severe bruising to back, ribs and knees.
20.10.2001 Male

Age:
49
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Coral

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to run during forward launch, sitting into the harness immediately and impactein the ground.

Hurt ankle
18.10.2001 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Otiva
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon Medium

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student launched without instructor present - instructor then arrived and gave instruction over radio. Student didnt follow advice which resulted in canopy entering flat spin, canopy recovered student landed on the slope.

16.10.2001 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
Pilot
Butser Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fr (R) forearm, Bruised upper body.
15.10.2001 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Otiva
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon Medium

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student attempted 360 degree turn with insufficient distance from the maountain, resulted in slope landing.

13.10.2001 Male

Age:
50
Mam Torr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Bruised back.
12.10.2001 Male

Age:
27
Limerston
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 25.1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


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.
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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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