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
12.05.2018 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot forward launched in a gentle breeze from Babadag 1800m take-off. Glider came up slightly asymmetrically. Pilot eventually moved under the wing, but failed to load the glider up with his body weight. Glider experienced a small frontal collapse on the edge of take off. Pilot fell off the front of launch. The glider did not fully recover before the pilot hit the road below.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

12.05.2018 Male

Age:
40
Talybont
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Nevada

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged wind direction and attempted to make a slope landing downwind on steep terrain. Pilot tripped on landing.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

09.05.2018 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Teba
Spain

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot
On take off pilot started running went to basebar and pulled in without sufficient height to clear takeoff area. Pilot hit a rock which pulled the glider in to the ground.

Minor Injuries
08.05.2018 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot
Chinkwell Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega X-Alps 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot both hands off brakes to adjust vario, frontal collapse happened during this time and without enough height to recover.

Seriously Injured
07.05.2018 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot
Brecon Beacons
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot accidentally flew into leeside of hill. Glider collapsed and entered spiral dive. Pilot recovered glider but with large cravat. On approaching ground level glider was hit by gust and pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
07.05.2018 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Darley moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo pwr

Engine:
Miniplane

Launch Type:
Powered
Upon take-off, reserve parachute situated underneath harness seat deployed acting as ground anchor and air brake. Pilot was pulled backwards by initial braking and glider stalled. Pilot walked away with slight bruising. Although reserve appeared in tact before take-off, pilot did not check pins.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

06.05.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Nont sarahs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hit heavy sink while ridge soaring and crashed onto rocky slope.

Seriously Injured:
Head Injuries

05.05.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Whitewool
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Uturn
Blacklight 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered sink while attempting to slope land and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

05.05.2018 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Fairsnape Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Escape
S21

Launch Type:
Foot
The wind dropped while pilot was ridge soaring downwind. Pilot came down fast on area of stones.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

05.05.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP
Windbank
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took of with a full riser twist but was able to untwist and get into pod. On attempting to turn back into wind the pilot applied excessive control and spun the glider.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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