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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 2088 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
09.06.2001 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Proton

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched as rain was approaching. Conditions became turbulent and the canopy suffeed a collapse recovering after a drop of 30-40ft. The pilot began to get blown back before suffering a second collapse from which the canopy didnt recover.

Dislocated shoulder
04.06.2001 Male

Age:
60
Tollgate
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tore bicep muscle during forward launch .

Suspected torn bicep (L)
04.06.2001 Male

Age:
47
Melverley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Sabre (L)

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot failed to flare sufficiently on landing and fell over on landing.

Fractured (L) ankle
20.05.2001 Male

Age:
24
Curium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Reggae

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student tried to pull himself into the harness seat by pulling on the A risers glider lost altitude pilot hit the ground.

Minor cuts to legs
16.05.2001 Male

Age:
24
Tegelberg
Germany

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Ignition

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to follow instructions given over the radio and flew into an area known to be turbulent. Canopy suffered a 60% asymmetric collapse on the left wing the canopy turned through 180 degrees and the student impacted a tree.

None
13.05.2001 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
Oludenize
Turkey

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot following radio instruction flew out to sea too far to return to shore. Realised too late that the instructions were meant for someone else.

09.05.2001 Male

Age:
50
Audou
Crete

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Futura 42

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged glide angle was unable to reach landing field, forced to land in olive grove.

Fractured ankle.
08.05.2001 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Crimdon Dene
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Saber (Medium)

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot noticed b & c risers slack. Landed and rectified the problem.

05.05.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chirk Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsillon 3 (Medium)

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Following a tow launch the pilot flew downwind to the landing area had insufficient height to make final turn into wind.

Double fracture of right tibia and fibula.
05.05.2001 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Reighton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot seen to be flying well behind the cliff edge. Canopy then seen to enter several severe manouevres before pilot impacted cliff top.

Fractured (R) tibia and fibula, (L) ankle, sternum and ribs on left side.
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Last updated: 14 May 2021

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