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
13.03.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
AP
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while thermalling. Glider stayed in deep stall possibly due to incorrect pilot input.

Minor Injuries
11.03.2018 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP
Parlick East, Lancashire
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and was short of official landing field. In attempting to reach an adjacent field the pilot accidentally stalled the glider due to the wind gradient.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

11.03.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP
Parlick Pike (East)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed short in field adjacent to landing field but was also slightly crosswind. Left hand side of control frame struck the ground first causing the pilot to swing through.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

10.03.2018 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
AP
Ringstead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Rigid Hang Glider

Wing:
AIR
VR+

Launch Type:
Foot
While coastal soaring in strong and fluctuating winds pilot found himself in sinking air with limited safe landing options. Pilot landed on rocky area but was able to avoid injury by flaring hard and landing vertically.

Unhurt
26.02.2018 Male

Age:
51
Rabou France
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis 2

Launch Type:
Foot
After a successful flight and landing the student was walking backwards as the wing was pulled by the wind as it fell behind him. He turned quickly to control the wing but twisted his knee whilst doing the turn. He fell over and was dragged 2 meters over snow before he regained control on the wing.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

18.02.2018 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Beachy Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was scratching low on sea cliffs when an asymmetric collapse caused pilot to drop onto the rocks. Pilot was rescued by coastguard.

Unhurt
17.02.2018 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
St. Bees
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Gto 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged wind direction and flew into sinking air. Pilot was forced to make an emergency landing between the cliff and the sea, landing on large boulders.

Unhurt
17.02.2018 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
CP
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was seen to be ridge soaring with parachute handle detached. Landed without incident

Unhurt
17.02.2018 Male

Age:
80

Rating:
Pilot
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot omitted to clip into harness before clipping on flight deck. Inflated wing and fellow pilot noticed odd attitude of harness. Wing safely deflated and brought under control.

Unhurt
12.02.2018 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Haresfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Summit XC

Launch Type:
Foot
Wind increased while pilot was flying to point where he could not penetrate with full bar. Pilot applied big ears but made no forward progress. Pilot steered backwards and landed in trees. Pilot waited for assistance and was then able to climb down.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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