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
04.05.2016 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flared on landing in strong wind and was lifted up and landed on one leg.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

02.05.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Montmin
France
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot deployed emergency parachute due to cravated spiral during SIV training. Harness velcro failed to release bridle causing the bridle to rip off the bridle tunnel rendering the airbag inoperative. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
23.04.2016 Male Lords Seat
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot on speed wing got blown back in strong winds and crashed behind a wall where there would have been severe turbulence.

Seriously Injured
17.04.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
EP under training
Sopot
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student fell over on to side due to line over wingtip causing glider to go off to one side.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

17.04.2016 Female

Age:
53

Rating:
AP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
During BCC competition pilot flew low over take-off area. Another pilot inflated glider immediately below flying pilot without looking. Airborne pilot shouted and launching pilot pulled wing back down.

Unhurt
17.04.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Corn Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stalled glider at low level in turbulent, thermic conditions. Pilot impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

17.04.2016 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
CP
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Yeti

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot caught her foot on uneven ground while ground handling.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17.04.2016 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Sutton Meadows
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Bautek
Fizz

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
One side of glider became caught on the launch trolley during aerotow launch. Glider nosed in. Suspected VB cleat caught on trolley frame.

Unhurt
17.04.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Older DHV 1/2 or EN B.

Launch Type:
Foot
Shortly after take-off, glider stalled in turbulence and entered cascade in solving spin and further stall. Pilot eventually regained control and top landed.

Unhurt
17.04.2016 Female

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Coombe gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Airdesign
Rise

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off into busy sky. Pilot noticed another glider close to her left and attempted to turn right but left side of wing contacted other pilot leading to a collapse on the left side of her wing. Pilot recovered and landed safely.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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