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
31.01.2019 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Team 5
Blue

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was flying with new foot stirrup and on launching caught his speed system around his flight deck. He rectified this then attempted to use his stirrup. On reaching for then stirrup he accidentally grabbed his parachute deployment handle and pulled it, releasing the pins. The parachute deployed and the pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
22.01.2019 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
N/A
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot carried out a test parachute deployment on his Advance Lightness 3 harness in accordance with the harness manual and with the modified handle and deployment bag. He found the parachute would not deploy. He tried a second time pulling slightly rearward and again the parachute would not deploy. In both cases the rearward facing yellow retaining cable bent preventing release. On a third attempt the pilot pulled slightly forwards and the parachute deployed.

Unhurt
19.01.2019 Male

Age:
78

Rating:
Pilot
BF Repack
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot was repacking square parachute at BFR and noticed just in time that the apex cord was still attached. Pilot removed cord and finished the repack.

09.01.2019 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Lords Seat
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Macpara
Eden 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off in windy conditions and found the wind was stronger than expected and more off to the west than was ideal. Pilot had to apply increasing amount of speed bar to penetrate and eventually full bar to avoid being blown back over ridge. Pilot then suffered asymmetric collapse and was unable to recover before hitting the ground.

Unhurt
03.01.2019 Female

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Herne Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Pi2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stayed too close to the slope while ridge soaring and drifted sideways, impacting the slope.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

02.01.2019 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Portland East
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Epic

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to top land at a cliff top and was caught out by rotor turbulence.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

01.01.2019 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
ICARO
Aqila

Launch Type:
Foot
Having adjusted his approach to avoid another paraglider on the ground the pilot found he was heading for a second pilot on the ground. Pilot was unable to avoid the second pilot and crashed into him.

Unhurt
01.01.2019 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Devil’s Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 3 Light

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was clipped into his equipment and standing on take-off assessing conditions when another pilot crashed into him.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

18.12.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Lagzira
Morocco

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
During forward launch pilot did not notice A line had become caught on rear riser steering loop. Glider suffered asymmetric collapse but pilot was able to recover and land safely.

Unhurt
15.12.2018 Male

Age:
26

Rating:
CP
Les Diablerets, Glacier 3000
Switzerland

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Ozone
Rapi-dos

Launch Type:
Foot
Mini-wing pilot took off but hit ledge that was not visible from take-off. Wing collapsed and pilot fell 140m before coming to rest a further 100m down the snow slope.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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