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:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
15.05.2019 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
P
Whernside
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by a sudden very strong gust whilst set up to launch, but had parked brakes to sort out twist in lines at carabiners. Pilot was dragged at speed into and over drystone wall, helmet taking full impact.

Seriously Injured:
Cervical Spine

13.05.2019 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
Mam Tor Derbyshire
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot performed a low 360 into rotor behind hilltop, heavy landing, right hand hitting ground with force.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

12.05.2019 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Arak

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to top land in apparent light winds. Pilot was unable to run off landing speed despite a full flare. Pilot fell over on landing.

Seriously Injured
12.05.2019 Male

Age:
55
Heol Senni
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was flying close to the hill and despite being instructed to turn away, collided with the hill and was unable to run off the speed. Student stated he was in two minds whether to attempt a top landing.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
:
Feet, Legs

06.05.2019 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Coombe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot allowed himself to get distracted and connected risers wrong way round. On launch pilot found he was facing backwards. Pilot maintained control and bottom landed on his feet walking backwards.

Unhurt
06.05.2019 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP
Coast Run
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was on a Coastal Soaring Run and did not realise the wind had switched. The pilot was low at the time and landed downwind on rocks.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

06.05.2019 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Lulworth Cove
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Very Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst soaring on the coast pilot flew into rotor having not noticed a change in the wind direction. The glider suffered an asymmetric collapse and the pilot landed heavily, colliding with a wire fence.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

29.04.2019 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot called 'Takeoff' and proceeded to reverse launch. Pilot got the glider under control and proceeded to take off. The glider was flying with the pilot about 1.5m off the ground when a Tandem pilot with passenger reversed launched his wing into the path of the flying pilot. The wings entangled and the flying pilot crashed onto the takeoff suffering minor scrapes.

Minor Injuries
23.04.2019 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
Pilot
Primrose Valley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed in front of where intended on top of the cliff. Pilot tripped and fell forward and hit head hard on the wooden fence that surrounded the cliffs.

Seriously Injured:
Head Injuries

22.04.2019 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Col de la Forclaz
France
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
While hanging in a static simulator practising reserve throws, pilot had extreme difficulty extracting parachute from the harness.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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