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 2132 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
09.09.2001 Male

Age:
44
Scottish Aerotow Centre, Thornhill.
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Apollo

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Following a tow release at 400ft the pilot initiated a 360 degree turn. Before completing the turn he realised that he was very low, and so tried to tighten the turn. The canopy left wingtip then stalled and the canopy spun into the ground.

Fr (R) tibia
05.09.2001 Male

Age:
30
Ditchling Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student applied too much control following launch, eased up after being instructed to do so, as he eased up the canopy pitched forward and the student impacted the slope.

Fr ankle.
04.09.2001 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Club Pilot
Baba Dag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Pure

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
During spiral dive at siv course, the D ring of the harness broke causing the pilot to weight shift into the dive exacerbating the manouevre. The pilot applied outside brake and recovered the situation.

04.09.2001 Male

Age:
23
Seeg
Germany

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst practicing ground handling the student was dragged across a nearby canopy. The hooks in the students boots snagged on the lines of this canopy causing damage to the lines.

03.09.2001 Male

Age:
18
Seeg
Germany

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During a top to bottom flight the student encountered sinking air whilst performing a left turn. With insufficient height to correct this the student was instructed via radio to flare. He landed fast and did a judo roll.

Bruised right shoulder and back.
02.09.2001 Male Moel Wnion
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Sabre

Launch Type:
Pilot seen to be performing wing-overs too close to the hill, resulting in an impact.

Fr Clavicle, ribs, collar bone.
02.09.2001 Moel Wnion Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
No details.

Unknown, but justified helicopter evacuation to Bangor hospital.
01.09.2001 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot
Batcombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched into light wind and flew over a densley wooded part of the hill. In his attempt to remain in the lift band he inadvertently flew into a tree, his canopy getting caught in the branches.

27.08.2001 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Moel Elio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Octane

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched into thermal lift. Almost immediately he turned back to take advantage of the lift. He misjudged his position within the thermal lift and flew into an area of sinking air above the hill causing him to lose 20ft and impact the hill.

Fr vertebra, L1.
23.08.2001 Male

Age:
19

Rating:
Club Pilot
Aspres
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xact

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot failed to flare or perform a plf during landing, consequently landed very heavily.

Fr lower fibula.
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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