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
20.04.2019 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
CP
Piedra Bonita
Brazil

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off for top to bottom flight but did not notice knot in B/C lines. Pilot tried to remove the knot by pulling on the lines but the glider entered a spiral dive at approx 20-30m above the trees. Glider caught trees and pilot landed heavily but unhurt.

Unhurt
20.04.2019 Male

Age:
35
Broughton Heights near Broughton Village Scottish Borders
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Fatal incident under investigation

Fatal
20.04.2019 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Xi

Launch Type:
Foot
On attempting to launch the pilot was caught out by a strong thermal. The pilot lost control of the glider and was dragged back towards bystanders. One go the glider suspension lines caught a child round his neck. The child was not seriously injured.

Unhurt
19.04.2019 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
AP
Chillerton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Zeno

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot slope landed but wind shifted pulling the pilot down the slope. Pilot put foot in rabbit hole and fell over.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18.04.2019 Male

Age:
29
Bo-Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew too slow on his landing approach. The glider stalled and dropped the left wing. The pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

12.04.2019 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
CP
Pandy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Recently qualified pilot flew into leeside turbulence causing his glider to collapse. Pilot landed in rocks. Pilot was not a member of the local club and the site was classed as members only.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

12.04.2019 Female

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Primrose Valley,
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Anakis 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted a top landing at a coastal site but was caught out by rotor turbulence. Glider suffered a frontal collapse and the pilot landed heavily sustaining serious injuries.

Seriously Injured
10.04.2019 Male West Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot
Instructor was caught out by sudden (over a 20 second period) increase in wind strength. Ground handling student was dragged spraining his ankle and bruising his ribs.

Minor Injuries
10.04.2019 Male West Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sup Air
Iona

Launch Type:
Foot
Instructor was caught out by sudden (over a 20 second period) increase in wind strength. This resulted in a student having to make a top landing but was then dragged.

Minor Injuries
10.04.2019
United Kingdom
Other

Wing:
N/a

Launch Type:
A service centre discovered that the bridle on a Gin Gingo Airlite harness had been sewn into the seem of the harness during manufacture. The seam was unpicked and the bridle released, then the seam repaired.

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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