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
21.05.2017 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Knot attaching the control handle to the brake line became detached during inflation. Pilot fell while trying to control wing as it was blown across the slope. Glider had recently been serviced and the control lines adjusted.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

21.05.2017 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to gain height to fly round to the front of the hill knowing the wind had gone off to the east. Pilot lost height and flew back to the ridge but encountered leeside turbulence. Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse which he recovered but then suffered full collapse and struck hillside.

Minor Injuries
19.05.2017 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Parlick (South face)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot walked down hill in windy conditions in order to launch in lighter winds. On flying towards the slope the pilot experienced severe sink and collided with the hill. The pilot was then lifted and dragged at an angle up the slope. Pilot landed heavily but was able to eventually control glider.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

16.05.2017 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot deployed emergency parachute while on SIV course having suffered a cravat during asymmetric collapse exercise. Pilot entered spiral descent and was unable to recover.

Unhurt
14.05.2017 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Pilot
Thurnham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had cravat before take-off but decided to deal with it once the wing was inflated. However, strong winds lifted pilot immediately forcing pilot to stall in order to land. Pilot landed heavily but was unhurt.

Unhurt
10.05.2017 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
AP
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and was forced to turn at low level to avoid hitting cars and trees. Pilot landed heavily downwind.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

10.05.2017 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Wether fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Phantom

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse in strong conditions at low level having just taken off. Pilot hit the ground before the glider could recover.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

10.05.2017 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Trainee
Moel Fei
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
After flaring pilot seemed to stumble forward and caught foot on lumpy ground.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

10.05.2017 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Uffington White Horse
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
While in flight the pilot noticed the speed system brummell had become detached. Pilot recovered the line and reattached but accidentally fed the line through his emergency parachute handle, thus preventing the proper deployment of the chute.

Unhurt
10.05.2017 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Pioneer

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot turned tightly in thermal and lost control of the glider. Pilot was unable to regain control and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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