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 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.08.2015 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
BoPeep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged wind speed on top landing and landed backwards. Pilot on one side of barbed wire fence and glider on the other. No damage to either.

Unhurt
12.08.2015 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Kobala
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and ran out of landing area forcing a turn at low level.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

11.08.2015 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
AP
Ager - Goal at Vilamitjana
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
RX

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was on final approach to goal landing field when his base bar struck the ground and the pilot impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Cervical Spine

09.08.2015 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
AP
Spanish pyrenees lakeside
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Rx

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and came in with insufficient height to make goal field and landed in a lake. Pilot was rescued with some difficulty by swimmers. Pilot was using 'pin' type hang-strap attachment to keel, rather than the more common carabiner type.

Unhurt
08.08.2015 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP with sub 20 qualification
Disgwylfa Fawr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Thriller

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot failed to control a wingover performed at low level. Pilot managed to steer the wing to prevent 'head on' impact with the hill but landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

08.08.2015 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Eyam Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot felt glider surge forward and so applied full brake. Glider stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

08.08.2015 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Beachy Head, East Sussex
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged a turn which put him over trees. Pilot then hit sink and could not clear the trees so elected to land on top of them. Pilot landed with feet on the ground between the trees.

Unhurt
05.08.2015 Female

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
The Warren
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a collapse having flown into the lee of a spur while coastal cliff soaring. Pilot landed heavily and was rescued by other club members.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

01.08.2015 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
None
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The student failed to follow signal bats into wind, landed slightly cross wind, and failed to flare or run.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

31.07.2015 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Edge Top
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted heavily.

Fatal
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Last updated: 23 April 2021

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