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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 2132 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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.
05.05.2001 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Westward Ho
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
G Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot became aware that the wind had picked up, could not penetrate forward resulting in him being blown back over the cliff top, cliiped roof of bungalow before crashing.

Sprained wrist
10.04.2001 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
APCO
Futura

Launch Type:
Canopy fabric discovered to be 1/2 the minimum strength during inspection.

01.04.2001 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attempted to launch was dragged and became tangled in the lines of his friends canopy and then became airborne with friends canopy wrapped around his head. Another pilot assisted in bringing him down.

Grazes.
24.02.2001 Male

Age:
33
Mystic, Bright
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot did not fasten harness leg straps prior to launch. Held in harness by armpits, could not control the direction of the canopy accurately, this resulted in the pilot landing in a different field from the planned one.

Bruised median nerves. Reduced use of left arm for one week.
22.02.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Jama
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
APCO
Santana 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Newly qualified pilot performed 360 degree turn with insufficient height, impacted the ground heavily.

Fractures of both ankles.
20.02.2001 Male

Age:
61
Wold 2
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Apollo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During launch the canopy started to drift to the right, the student failed to correct this and was soon airborne heading for a fence. The student failed to correct his flight path and impacted the fence.

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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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