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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
15.06.2001 Female

Age:
23
Dune Du Pyla
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student misjudged landing approach which resulted in her having insufficient height to make her final turn, crashed dsuring the turn.

Fractured right fibula.
12.06.2001 Male

Age:
21
Pen Hale
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Torn ligament/tendon left knee.
11.06.2001 Cheiron
France

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Gashed leg
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.
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Last updated: 26 July 2021

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