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:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
24.07.2021 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Explorer

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot made a landing approach in the bottom landing area. They dropped fast from around 10ft above the ground and landed heavily, causing injury. They suspected they had slowed the glider to the point of stall, although there were no witnesses to confirm this.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

20.07.2021 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Tinto
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Sprint 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot inflated their paraglider in very light conditions and ran to take off. They tripped on an obstacle obscured by heather, causing injury.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

19.07.2021 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot encountered sinking air as the wind had changed to be across the hill. The pilot was unable to turn away from the hill in time and landed hard, incurring minor injuries.

Minor Injuries
19.07.2021 Male

Rating:
AP
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
N/A
N/A

Launch Type:
Upon inspection by the pilot it was discovered that the airbag material of the harness had stuck to itself, compromising its inflating function. The material was prised apart by the pilot. It was noted that the ambient temperature was high and this may have affected the material.

18.07.2021 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Dee Estuary
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Powered HG

Wing:
Airplay
Grif 3DC

Engine:
Vittorazi
Moster

Launch Type:
Powered
The control frame was pulled in towards the pilot and rolled to the right during a taxi-ing manoeuvre. The propeller struck the rear wire, which was completely severed. The pilot ceased flight operations.

Unhurt
17.07.2021 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot misjudged a landing approach and landed in a tree, sustaining minor injuries.

Minor Injuries
17.07.2021 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot misjudged their landing approach and collided with a tree.

Minor Injuries
17.07.2021 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
AP
Clough Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot experienced severe turbulence on landing approach, which caused a series of collapses. The pilot took action to avoid collision with a wall and landed with the wing settling in a tree.

Unhurt
17.07.2021 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot elected to make a slope landing and made a fast approach. They rolled on touch-down, causing injury.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.07.2021 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Wingland
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Solo

Launch Type:
Foot
During preflight check the pilot noticed that the helmet cable had snapped at the cable junction on their Icaro UL paramotor helmet.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 26 September 2021

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