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
17.07.2017 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Kettle Sings
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
During pre-flight check pilot noticed that a line had been incorrectly routed. The glider had just had a comprehensive service and some lines had been replaced. Pilot was able to re-route the line onsite.

Unhurt
13.07.2017 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill / White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Rise2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider having kited wing back up slope then attempted reverse launch. On launching the pilot discovered a cravat on one wingtip resulting in loss of control.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

12.07.2017 Female

Age:
45
Kennel Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Student fell on outstretched hand on landing.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

12.07.2017 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
Pilot
Constitution Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Pi

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched but glider did not come up straight as expected. Pilot aborted launch and discovered large knot in lower cascade.

Unhurt
12.07.2017 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged wind on top landing and caught barbwire fence.

Unhurt
12.07.2017 Male

Age:
52
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot under training on his final task of qualification decided without warning to perform a 360 close to the hill in the lift. fell out of the lift and impacted the top of the hill downwind.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

10.07.2017 Male

Age:
50
Walla crag
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum

Launch Type:
Foot
Tandem pilot was executing a cross-slope launch when the glider tip caught a tree. Pilot and passenger became airborne before pilot was able to mush glider to the ground landing in a bush.

Pilot
Minor Injuries

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

09.07.2017 Male

Rating:
EP day 3
Devils Dyke back field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
Fun

Launch Type:
Student encountered buoyant air while on short tethered flight. Student climbed uprights instead of pulling in and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.07.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Dodd Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level, possibly due to turbulence from a wall and lee rotor.

Minor Injuries
06.07.2017 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
AP
Slieau Curn
Isle Of Man

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
ITV
Turquoise

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst launching in light winds the passengers footwear (trainers) came off due to the pilots feet catching the passengers heels on the take off run. The passenger stopped running and during the subsequent fall he sustained the minor injuries.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries
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Last updated: 23 April 2021

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