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
23.02.2019 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Mere ( Rifle Range )
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot turned into the hill while attempting to top land. Pilot assumed he would encounter lift as he had on the previous beat.

Minor Injuries
22.02.2019 Male

Age:
22

Rating:
CP
Macher
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stalled the glider while ridge soaring, lost control of the glider and impacted the side of the hill. Pilot sustained minor bruising and scratches on left arm, glider was unharmed.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

22.02.2019 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP
Windy Knoll
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on final approach. Glider rotated and was blown back over larked cars. Pilot landed on cars but was uninjured.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
21.02.2019 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Curbar
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot collided with the hill while attempting to sort out possible control line tangle.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

16.02.2019 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Newhaven
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged height in weakening conditions and collided with a large rock on bottom landing.

Minor Injuries
15.02.2019 Male

Age:
19

Rating:
CP
Parlick South
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot kited glider up hill only to find it was very windy on top. Pilot attempted to collapse glider but control line became caught in parachute deployment handle and pulled parachute out of harness. Pilot eventually regained control and subsequently discovered flaps on harness to prevent line snags.

Unhurt
14.02.2019 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
High & Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot slipped on landing straining knee.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

07.02.2019 Male

Age:
61
Nigels take off Morocco
Morocco

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student tracked sideways after launching then turned in towards the hill despite being told to turn away by the instructor. Student landed cross-slope heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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