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
08.08.2020 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Mercury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot's wing was initially seen on the edge of a stall with the pilot making control inputs. The pilot impacted the ground and was evacuated to hospital.

Seriously Injured
07.08.2020 Male

Age:
72

Rating:
Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Peak 4

Launch Type:
Foot


Unhurt
03.08.2020

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Baba Dag
Turkey
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
The wind direction changed during acceleration phase of the pilot's launch. The pilot was unable to stop the take-off run and collided with a low wall below the launch area.

Seriously Injured
23.07.2020 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Thurnham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 2 Freestyle

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot made a slope landing touch down but was then hoisted back into the air in thermic conditions. the wing suffered a large asymmetric collapse and the pilot impacted the ground.

Seriously Injured
22.07.2020 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was on a soaring beat that had a downwind element as the wind direction had changed. The pilot lost height and was unable to run off the speed as he hit the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

20.07.2020 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Makalu 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot clipped the wing of another thermalling paraglider pilot, causing entanglement with the other's rear lines. They separated and landed.

Unhurt
19.07.2020 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Mam Tor NW
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Atmus 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot attempted a low turn into wind on landing approach and stalled the paraglider, resulting in a hard landing.

Minor Injuries
19.07.2020 Female

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Pleney
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Swing
Mirage (Mk.1)

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot tripped whilst running off the landing and fell, causing injury.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

19.07.2020 Female

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Carlton Bank
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The paraglider pilot was preparing to launch when a gust came through. The pilot lost control of the paraglider which collided with a hang glider that was preparing to launch, causing damage to the hang glider.

Unhurt
12.07.2020 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Le Plesney
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Level Wings
Flame

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was on landing approach and clipped a tree on his downwind leg, impacting the ground.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 24 February 2021

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