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
22.06.2017 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
CP
Talybont
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot inadvertently took off into leeside breeze and encountered turbulent conditions. Pilot opted to slope land but landed heavily in sinking air.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

19.06.2017 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
Pilot
Col de Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered frontal collapse while thermalling close to the ridge in strong thermic conditions. Pilot was blown into the slope and glider caught in a small tree.

Unhurt
19.06.2017 Female

Rating:
CP
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Geronimo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered sink over a town and was unable to make the landing field. Pilot was forced to make an emergency landing by the side of a busy road. On approach the glider became caught on a lamp post suspending the pilot 1m above the ground.

Unhurt
18.06.2017 Female

Rating:
None
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student didn't flare fully on landing from low hop flight. Student landed seated and caught foot, twisting ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18.06.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
High Wheeldon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Muse 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was attempting to make a slope landing but thought he was too low to clear a fence that ran down the slope across his path. Instead of turning away from the hill the pilot turned towards the hill and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

17.06.2017 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ibex 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew into hill and landed in gorse bush.

Minor Injuries
17.06.2017 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Pilot
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot noticed clip on harness chest buckle was not right as 'release button' had gone inside the buckle. Pilot adjusted the buckle but was able to pull buckle open with minimal force.

Unhurt
16.06.2017 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Butser hill west
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Senso

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was blown back over launch in breezy conditions and suffered a frontal collapse when trying to push forwards. Glider entered spiral and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

16.06.2017 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot failed to asses fluctuating wind direction while making landing approach and flew through rotor turbulence. Glider suffered asymmetric collapse and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Internal Injuries

16.06.2017 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Sandymouth bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 9

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by switching light winds while attempting a coastal ridge run. Pilot was forced to land in small cove having got too low to land anywhere else.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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