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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There are 2808 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
11.02.2020 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
CP
Poinente, Lijar
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Epic

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot exited spiral but failed to correctly manage the resulting dive. Pilot stalled glider and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

10.02.2020 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Poniente TO
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Phi
Tenor

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off but did not notice he had snapped an upper break line and got a twig snagged in his lines. Once flying the pilot spotted the issues and was able to make a safe bottom landing using big ears.

Unhurt
09.02.2020 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
CP
Nid D’ Aigle
Morocco

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made steep turn towards ridge in order to avoid a collision with another paraglider. Pilot flew into terrain having possibly spun glider.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

07.02.2020 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
CP
Mala Lanzarote
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Puma

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged final flare on landing, allowing nose to drop after touch-down. Pilot hit rear edge of speed upright with upper arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

06.02.2020 Male

Age:
51
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Student caught foot while landing from low, short hop resulting in a fractured leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

05.02.2020 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Ansermanuevo
Colombia

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made emergency turn while on final approach to avoid low level power lines. Pilot's seat made contact with bump in the ground before legs could fully absorb the impact.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

03.02.2020 Male

Age:
71

Rating:
AP
None
United Kingdom
Other

Wing:
High Aventure
Beamer Emergency Parachute

Launch Type:
During repack session pilot noticed that the control handle sticks had been threaded through the metal rings. They should NOT have been put through the rings but simply inserted into the sleeves.

Unhurt
30.01.2020 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
EPC
Villaricos
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Fides 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student lifted legs on launch before the wing had taken the full weight of the pilot and his equipment. This resulted in the paramotor making a glancing contact with the ground and the prop puncturing the fuel tank. Instructor immediately stopped the flight as pilot was unaware of the damage.

Unhurt
25.01.2020 Male

Age:
47
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Spark

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Student launched the wing successfully then applied control on both sides changing the angle of attack of the wing. He drifted left and then raised his left hand and applied more control on the right causing the wing to spin from approximately 20ft.

Seriously Injured
22.01.2020 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
AP
Farmara cliffs
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Explorer

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged lift and made emergency landing on rocky beach. Glider and harness were dragged into surf and pilot was benighted but was able to escape from the beach the following morning.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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