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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
23.09.2016 Male

Age:
53
Institute gravel car park
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Roadster 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered engine failure after 15 minutes but had height to return to take-off. Take-off area was sloping carpark and pilot was forced to land crosswind. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

23.09.2016

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence


Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot infringed danger zone but landed immediately without incident. Warning levels incorrectly set on Flymaster Nav.

Unhurt
21.09.2016 Male

Age:
55
Quatro Mojones
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student lost balance as glider came up to one side. Student caught ankle on rock.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

19.09.2016 Female Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student sprained ankle during tandem take-off run causing launch to be aborted.

Pilot
Unhurt:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17.09.2016 Male

Age:
60
Montellano
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was on final approach but induced slight pendulum resulting in heavier landing on one foot.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15.09.2016 Male

Age:
52
Sartfell
Isle Of Man

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was attempting a top landing and failed to properly align into wind for touchdown. He was landing on heather and stumbled sideways onto the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.09.2016 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Malvern, Pinnacle Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot put foot in rabbit hole while attempting to slope land.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

10.09.2016 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Swinside
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider on turn onto final approach due to excessive control input.

Minor Injuries
09.09.2016 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Annecy
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
During full stall while on SIV course the parachute deployment handle became snagged by glider lines. Pilot regained control of glider but then parachute came out and pilot landed in the lake under his parachute.

Unhurt
09.09.2016 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was uhndertaking SIV training. The exercise was Full Stall, during which the reserve parachute deployed. Video playback suggest that the pilots hands thrashing around during the exercise brushed the reserve handle dislodging the pins and deplyed the reserve.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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