ITV Agenda 30 paraglider, None
A paraglider became airborne with a second person holding the harness straps in a deliberate attempt to increase the paraglider’s weight. The paraglider unexpectedly gained height and the second person fell, suffering fatal injuries. The investigation concluded that unsuitable equipment, unsuitable wind conditions and a lack of formal training were contributory factors.
ITV Agena 30 paraglider 11-08.pdf (378.29 kb)
Date of occurrence: 1 May 2008