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:

Incident reports for all wing types are displayed below in summary form.

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There are 2814 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
06.06.2017 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot (Hill)
Sopot
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
EPSILON 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider on launch and impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured
04.06.2017 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint evo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while attempting to bottom land in strong windy and thermic conditions. Pilot saved serious injury as he landed in a tree.

Unhurt
03.06.2017 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Buttermere Moss
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
While flying a speed glider (Ozone Rapido 13) using a Gin Speedride harness the left side under arm plastic adjuster snapped mid barrell roll rapidly unloading the wing. The harness has a secondary strap which took the strain but the result was rapid weight shift to that side. The glider unloaded losing some pressure but did not collapse. Pilot was able to allow the wing to fly and landed safely.

Unhurt
02.06.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught in leeside turbulence having misjudged the wind direction. Pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

02.06.2017 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
None
Fly Sussex Shop
United Kingdom
Other

Wing:

Launch Type:
Student had epileptic seizure while waiting to go out training.

Minor Injuries
31.05.2017 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider shortly after launch.

Unhurt
28.05.2017 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP
Mauld
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol Sports
Atmus

Launch Type:
Foot
On launching from heather pilot had collapse causing the glider to turn back into the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

26.05.2017 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
AP
Savoie
France
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Enzo 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider while on competition task.

Seriously Injured:
Internal Injuries

25.05.2017 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Rufforth Gliding Club
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Powered PG

Wing:
PARAMANIA
Gtx

Launch Type:
Pilot stalled at low level having encountered sinking air. Pilot defended vertically and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25.05.2017 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Rushup
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Argos

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level while thermalling. Pilot impacted slope heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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