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 2832 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.11.2016 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Dickiedanda
Nepal

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot twisted ankle on landing in turbulent conditions.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

11.11.2016 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
CP
Ballard Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot applied excessive control while turning in to wind for landing due to being lower than anticipated. Glider suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

11.11.2016 Female

Rating:
Pilot
Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Acent

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Tow release failed to release on the top of tow, winch operator guillotined line, pilot landed safely with line attached. On inspection the release loop cord was located beyond the release pin attachedment eye, as the width of the pin attachemnt eye is wider than the pin the pin could not be pulled out when under load.

Unhurt
11.11.2016 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot Power
Waldringfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Niviuk
Dobermann 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew through turbulent air while practising a competition task. Glider suffered a collapse while travelling at approx 80kph and became cravatted. Pilot deployed emergency parachute and deployment bag damaged prop, but landed safely.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

04.11.2016 Male

Age:
25
Sirkot
Nepal

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Koyot 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Nepalese Pilot took off while on an IPPI thermal training course. He flew for approximately ten minutes before being seen in a locked in spiral dive. The pilot did not recover from the spiral dive and crashed.

Fatal
02.11.2016 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Clough Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 9

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot received glider back from repair centre to find that a proportion of the brake cascade had not been reconnected.

Unhurt
30.10.2016 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Fransham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z4

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Paraglider pilot winched up with excessive force during a competition. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
29.10.2016 Female

Age:
39

Rating:
CP
Ager
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Rise 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot lost control of the paraglider in close proximity to the hillside and impacted the ground sustaining fatal injuries.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

29.10.2016 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot Power
Private Field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Force 2

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot stalled wing while turning against the torque at low level in attempt to avoid overflying neighbours. Pilot managed to kill engine before heavy impact.

Minor Injuries
23.10.2016 Male

Age:
37
Pilling
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Powered PG

Wing:
Jojo Wings
Instinct

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of paramotor at low altitude.

Fatal
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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