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 2056 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
10.01.2001 Male

Age:
39
Buachaille Etive Mor
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Reports from the Scottish press of two PGs suffering collapses whilst flying in the Glencoe area.

Cuts and bruises
10.01.2001 Male Buachaille Etive Mor
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Reports from the Scottish press of two PGs suffering collapses whilst flying in the Glencoe area.

Fractured leg
15.12.2000 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Axon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Paraglider pilot heard shouting during a soaring flight he turned to look behind at the moment that a hang gliders wing tip clipped the back of his harness. Both pilots landed safely.

None
01.10.2000 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Llantysellio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
ADG
Tigra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Paraglider launched into very strong turbulent conditions and was immediately blown back over launch - he attempted to land but was dragged back over the hill.

Compression fracture of two vertebrae. Sprained ankle
04.09.2000 Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
No details.

Possible FR collarbone
21.07.1919 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Thurstaston Wirral Country Park
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Jogger running across the site not looking where she was going, ran over paraglider lines & almost tripped whist the equipment was being laid out for preflight inspection. No injuries.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 1 March 2021

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