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 all wing types are displayed below in summary form.

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
23.07.2020 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Thurnham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 2 Freestyle

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot made a slope landing touch down but was then hoisted back into the air in thermic conditions. the wing suffered a large asymmetric collapse and the pilot impacted the ground.

Seriously Injured
22.07.2020 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was on a soaring beat that had a downwind element as the wind direction had changed. The pilot lost height and was unable to run off the speed as he hit the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

20.07.2020 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Makalu 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot clipped the wing of another thermalling paraglider pilot, causing entanglement with the other's rear lines. They separated and landed.

Unhurt
19.07.2020 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Mam Tor NW
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Atmus 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot attempted a low turn into wind on landing approach and stalled the paraglider, resulting in a hard landing.

Minor Injuries
19.07.2020 Female

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Pleney
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Swing
Mirage (Mk.1)

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot tripped whilst running off the landing and fell, causing injury.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

19.07.2020 Female

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Carlton Bank
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The paraglider pilot was preparing to launch when a gust came through. The pilot lost control of the paraglider which collided with a hang glider that was preparing to launch, causing damage to the hang glider.

Unhurt
12.07.2020 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Le Plesney
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Level Wings
Flame

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was on landing approach and clipped a tree on his downwind leg, impacting the ground.

Seriously Injured
12.07.2020 Female

Age:
26

Rating:
Pilot
Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Very Strong
Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Rise 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was flying close to the terrain when she flew into a lee side thermal, which caused an asymmetric collapse. There followed a cascade of departures from normal flight, leading to the pilot landing in a tree.

Unhurt
11.07.2020 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Ringstead Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot misjudged height in a glide from cliffs to ridge and impacted a tree.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

11.07.2020 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
AP
Llangollen
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Rigid Hang Glider

Wing:
A.I.R
Atos C

Launch Type:
Foot
The left wingtip contacted the ground prior to take-off. In flight, the pilot noticed that left turns led to tip stall and incipient spin. Upon landing the pilot found the lower hinge on the outermost permanently attached rib had failed, leading to the untensioning of the outer rib.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 24 September 2021

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