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
21.08.2019 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
P
Milk Hill White horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Bi Beta 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Tandem pilot suffered symmetric collapse at 20m but both pilot and passenger landed gently on feet. Pilot and passenger were then dragged until pilot regained control.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
20.08.2019 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered turbulence while ridge soaring, probably due to leeside rotor coming over a spur, and landed heavily.

Unhurt
20.08.2019 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Very Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Peak 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse and rotation when entering rough thermal at low level. Pilot struck ground as glider rotated. Pilot suspects being in the lee of higher ground was responsible for turbulence.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17.08.2019 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
Pilot
Aberavon Dunes
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to take off in breezy conditions on dunes but was immediately turned causing a heavy landing.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.08.2019 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
AP
Pena Negra
Spain

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

Wing:
Phi
Maestro

Launch Type:
As speed bar was applied the webbing of the mechanism which pulls the B riser down broke. Pilot released the speed bar and continued the flight without using it further.

Unhurt
13.08.2019 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Pilot
Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Very Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot thermalled up in 'blue hole' thermal above the height of cloud base. Cloud then formed around pilot who tried to escape by flying downwind. The cloud became turbulent and the pilot attempted to spiral out of the cloud but without success. Pilot deployed parachute but maintained height within the cloud until eventually sinking out and landing in a tree. Pilot was rescued from the tree safely.

Unhurt
12.08.2019 Other

Wing:

Launch Type:
Gin Verso airbag harness was in for routine parachute repack and packer noticed airbag in harness had split along an internal seam therefore allowing air to escape. Packer noted that this was a recurring problem with this type of harness.

08.08.2019 Female

Rating:
AP
Golden Ball
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Alpina 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered another pilot who was flying aggressively, erratically and close to other pilots.

Unhurt
08.08.2019 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Pilot
Ballard
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
BGD
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was attempting acro manoeuvres while coastal soaring and fell into left side riser, splitting the B's and C's. Pilot deployed parachute and landed in shoreline unhurt.

Unhurt
04.08.2019 Male

Age:
51
Newhaven Cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 1

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had an almost 'head-on' mid-air collision with another paraglider pilot while flying close to the ridge with the ridge on his right.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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