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
26.06.2019 Male

Age:
60
La paca lump
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was launching glider and as glider came over head started to run, but fell over and landed on a rock which cut leg open.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

23.06.2019 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Parascending Pilot
Birdwings, South Cerney Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Other

Wing:
Performance Designs
Zero

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
On 13th vehicle tow of the day pilot signalled for release, vehicle slowed but canopy accelerated and felt the tow pressure increase suddenly, line broke just past the release and recoiled into pilot's face.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

22.06.2019 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
XClent tow field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Triple 7
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
On attempting to release from the towline, pilot found the bridle cord had twisted round the three ring circus release preventing the release from operating. Line was guillotined and pilot eventually managed to untwist and release.

Unhurt
22.06.2019 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Blease Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot replaced brake line but forgot to feed it through the bully on the riser. Pilot also had knot in upper lines deforming the glider. Pilot top landed with difficulty using big-ears.

Unhurt
21.06.2019 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot
Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off and attempted to soar over trees. Pilot hit sink and crashed into the trees before falling to the ground 30ft below. Pilot used 'what3words" app to help locate having called 999.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

20.06.2019 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
EP
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot


Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

20.06.2019 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
None
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Explorer

Launch Type:
Pilot found issue when fitting small Independence Ultra Cross parachute to Skywalk Range Air harness. Harness parachute container was not adjustable for size leading to parachute deployment handle being too long.

Unhurt
13.06.2019 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Ager
Spain

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst trying to scratch up the face of the terrain, on turning to a down wind beat the glider accelerated to 55 kph. Possibly suffering some rotor from the terrain the ground came up very quickly. The pilot impacted the ground heavily at a shallow angle.

Seriously Injured
09.06.2019 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot
Small local hill Shrewsbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
ICARO
Nikita 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot slipped on wet grass on landing.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

09.06.2019 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
P
Trethill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Avax

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot crash landed in an area of possible rotor turbulence.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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