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
11.07.2020 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Harting Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot attempted to clear a knot, inadvertently inducing a spin. The glider descended vertically and the pilot impacted the ground with force.

Seriously Injured
08.07.2020 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP
Mappleton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Eden 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot induced a roll which he wasn't able to correct before impacting the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

27.06.2020 Female

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Filey
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The paraglider's wingtip contacted a flagpole when the pilot was on landing approach, causing damage to the flagpole.

Unhurt
24.06.2020 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Pinnacle Hill East
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot undertook a manoeuvre that led to him being lee side of a spine backed ridge. His paraglider experienced collapses in rotor before the pilot landed on the lee side of the hill.

Unhurt
24.06.2020 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Malvern Kettle Sings
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Explorer

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot lost control of the paraglider on launch in gusty conditions and was inadvertently lifted into the air with a full riser twist that he was able to correct once airborne.

Unhurt
23.06.2020 Male

Rating:
Not a BHPA member
Mere Rifle Range
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was attempting to reverse launch in strong conditions and noticed the wing had a cravat. In trying the clear the cravat, he collided with a barbed wire fence.

Minor Injuries
23.06.2020 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Sprint 3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow


Unhurt
22.06.2020 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Freathy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Lightsport

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot set up his top landing approach too far back and was caught in rotor. This caused the aircraft to crash in the field behind take off.

Seriously Injured:
Head Injuries

20.06.2020 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Fairsnape
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Eazy 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was inadvertently lifted on launch and dropped to the ground in a seated position, before being dragged.

Minor Injuries:
Internal Injuries

14.06.2020 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
CP
Hil Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
McPara
Eden 6

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
The launch marshal stopped a launch in progress upon noticing a disconnected suspension line. The launch was aborted and the Maillon connecting the C lines to the riser was found to be open.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 24 September 2021

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