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 2808 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
25.03.2019 Male

Age:
51
Mam Tor NW
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot got blown back over spine-back ridge in increasingly windy conditions. Pilot crashed on the lee side.

Seriously Injured:
Internal Injuries

25.03.2019 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
King Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Epic

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hit heavy sink while ridge soaring and was unable to turn away from the ridge before landing heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25.03.2019 Female

Age:
30

Rating:
AP
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum 3

Launch Type:
Foot
On approach to top landing the pilot attempted to arm Quick Out karabiners at approx 2m above the ground. On arming the right hand Quick Out it released immediately without the release pins having been pushed. Pilot and passenger fell heavily.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

25.03.2019 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP
Llangollen
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
35-40 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot returning to the sport after 10 year lay off. Pilot made rushed launch but was able to get off and flew for 10-15 mins. Pilot made safe landing but was then ground looped breaking an upright.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off but due to thermic activity masking the true wind direction he did not realise the wind was off the slope. Shortly after take-off the pilot sustained an asymmetric collapse that turned him into the hill.

Seriously Injured
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
N/a
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
During a kit inspection as part of guided XC week pilot discovered his parachute had been incorrectly mounted by a service centre. The parachute was impossible to deploy as the bridle had been routed down the right side of the harness and the deployment handle on the left.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Westbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 6

Launch Type:
Foot
While thermalling at low level pilot had a mid-air collision with another paraglider who was ridge soaring. Pilots took avoiding action at the last moment resulting in wing tips brushing against each other. Pilots continued flying.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Female

Age:
24
Gribbles
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student fell over during an aborted launch. Student was able to continue training.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP
Firle, UK
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot with ridge on his right had mid-air collision with low airtime pilot. The low airtime pilot appeared to take no avoiding action despite having eye contact resulting in wing tips colliding. Pilot with ridge on right landed heavily but was unhurt.

Unhurt
21.03.2019 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Captain Cooks
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
UP
Meru

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed safely in a stock-free field and was then confronted by an irate farmer who threatened to damage his glider, standing on it in the process.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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