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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 2808 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
26.01.2018 Female

Age:
50

Rating:
AP
Uffington White Horse
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had been dragged on previous landing and failed to notice emergency parachute handle had become detached. Pilot was attempting to launch again but was stopped by a pilot who had noticed the parachute handle was not attached.

Unhurt
24.01.2018 Female

Age:
33
La Paca
Spain

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student has asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring. Glider caught tree and swung student into hillside.

Seriously Injured
23.01.2018 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP
Mirador del Rio
Spain

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Aircross
U Prime 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off from lower launch and gradually gained height. Was too close to ridge and failed to note the increase in wind strength with height. Caught in venturi at top of the ridge and crashed (the crash was not witnessed).

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

17.01.2018 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Valle De Bravo
Mexico

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot drifted into the lee of a rocky feature and suffered an asymmetric collapse. Pilot deployed parachute and landed safely.

Unhurt
15.01.2018 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
CP
Tower Hill East
India

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 5

Launch Type:
Foot
When launching in light conditions the pilot sat in harness before the glider was properly flying. This resulted in the glider diving forward and the pilot sliding down the slope into a tree.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

14.01.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Hope Cove
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Launch Type:
Foot
On making his approach to land the pilot entered rotor turbulence caused by nearby cliffs. Wind had changed direction in the hour since the pilot took off.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

14.01.2018 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
BFR, Rivermead leisure centre
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
During Big Fat Repack pilot threw parachute while on the zip line. Parachute became snagged in the retrieve line suffering minor damage.

Unhurt
07.01.2018 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
CP
Bulgham bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made incorrect approach and did not have enough height to turn into wind on landing.

Unhurt
28.12.2017 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
CP
Portland West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made incorrect approach to top landing and was too low. Pilot hit turbulent air and crashed into a wall.

Minor Injuries
12.12.2017 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Stanage Edge
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Mac Para
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was soaring Stanage Edge, with other paraglider pilots. His wing was seen to have an asymmetric collapse on the left hand side, whilst flying with the ridge on his left. The wing turned sharply towards the hill and the pilot impacted the ground.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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