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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 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
28.07.2001 Male

Age:
39
Monks Field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Black Magic M

Launch Type:
Winch Tow


lower back
27.07.2001 Male

Age:
31
Whetton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student failed to follow radio instructions and flew into an area of turbulence, canopy collapse (50%) piutched down and left into rocks.

Poss : FR vertebra, L femur, R ankle, head injury not specified, , bleeding from femur area.
27.07.2001 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot realised too late that he was flying downwind with insufficeint height - impacted steep part of the hill.

Bennetts fracture to right thumb. Deep gash in right shin.
26.07.2001 Male

Age:
42
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Spectra

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student turned left into the hill rather than right as instructed.

Suspected fractured foot.
23.07.2001 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Club Pilot
Brighstone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Atto

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot injured foot during gentle lanbding.

Torn quadriceps tendon above knee joint.
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Last updated: 26 July 2021

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