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
01.08.2018 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Ringstead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost balance and fell while turning to face glider.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

31.07.2018 Male Ringstead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
ICARO
Laminar

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed cross-wind and slightly banked. Heavy landing broke carbon fibre base bar.

Unhurt
30.07.2018 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
CP
Annecy - Roche Rouge
France

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermal soaring. The gliders became tangled and the other pilot deployed his parachute. The gliders then separated and the pilot was able to land his glider in the landing field. The other pilot landed in trees under his parachute.

Unhurt
26.07.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Cwmafan
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 9

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stalled glider on approach attempting to land in a small landing area. Pilot had take wraps in order to slow the glider.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

26.07.2018 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP
Trainion St Geniez
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was ridge soaring with two other pilots when after some 20 minutes of normal flight his glider suffered a collapse, which resulted in a rapid spinning descent to the ground.

Fatal
24.07.2018 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Pilot
Mont Avena
Italy

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Onone
Enzo 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off with difficulty then flew out towards an area with minor turbulence, close to the launch. Pilot then suffered a frontal collapse and was unable to recover before impacting the slope.

Seriously Injured
23.07.2018 Male

Age:
66
Thurnham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew in front of a pair of trees on the slope in order to scratch lift as conditions momentarily lightened. Right wing tip caught uppermost branch of second tree. Too close in slightly turbulent air. Snared wingtip caused glider to spin near the ground.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

22.07.2018 Male

Rating:
CP
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot clipped the side of the hill while ridge soaring. This spun the glider round, locking off the controls. The glider then turned into the hill at speed.

Seriously Injured
21.07.2018 Male

Age:
19

Rating:
CP
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot turned sharply and dived into the hill (hit side of slope) with speed.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18.07.2018 Male

Age:
19

Rating:
Novice
Sywell Aerodrome
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Other

Wing:
John McIntyre
Airglow

Engine:
Arkwright
175cm 61kg

Launch Type:
Powered
During human power competition pilot overshot the landing area having miscalculated the distance required to stop the aircraft. Aircraft side wire caught a runway light causing some damage to the aircraft.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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