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 2836 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
16.03.2020 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
CP
Great Orme
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was inadvertently lifted off his feet when reverse launching. He was dragged and struck the slope several times before the glider came to rest.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

13.03.2020 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP
Dunstable
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Air Wave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew into hillside having apparently misjudged the amount of available lift.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

13.03.2020 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Marros
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was on final approach in deteriorating conditions and an approaching rain shower. He was lifted in turbulent air and carried downwind towards a power line. He stalled the paraglider at 3m agl in an attempt to touch down before reaching the power line, and landed unhurt.

Unhurt
06.03.2020 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Frocester/nympsfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bonanza 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach to top landing and decided to collide with a small tree rather than making an extreme turn.

Pilot
Minor Injuries

Passenger
:
Feet, Legs

06.03.2020 Male

Age:
21
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
ZENO

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to cobra launch his paraglider but was dragged into a group of people.

Unhurt
06.03.2020 Female

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Cats Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Phi
Symphonia

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot slope landed but tripped on tussock once feet down. Broke fibula, no further injury.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

06.03.2020 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Butser west
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Swift max

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was forced to take avoiding action to avoid a collision when the other pilot did not give way.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
05.03.2020 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Kettlewell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 9

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost thermal while flying up a cliff face and landed heavily on a shelf on the cliff.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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