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 2808 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
03.10.2015 Female

Age:
55

Rating:
None
Fochriw/Bedlinog Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Spark

Launch Type:
Foot
Student sat down on launch and glider over flew and pulled student over. Glider then pulled student down the slope.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

26.09.2015 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP
Whitewool
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Very Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered frontal collapse while at low level and landed heavily.

Unhurt
26.09.2015 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot (hill/winhch/aerotow)
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
U2

Launch Type:
Foot
10 minutes into a soaring flight pilot noticed chest strap and zip pop open. Pilot climbed into uprights and made safe bottom landing.

Unhurt
25.09.2015 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilots had mid-air collision while soaring and thermalling on busy ridge. One of the pilots suffered an asymmetric collapse and spiralled into the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

22.09.2015 Female

Age:
30

Rating:
Under EP Instruction
Quatro Mohones
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student had good take off while attempting a 'low hop' flight but as she became airborne she applied excessive brake. She was instructed to 'ease off' the brakes but instead released them immediately resulting in a dive towards the ground and subsequent heavy landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

19.09.2015 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
AP
Marston Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Snake (not xx)

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider at low level while attempting a high banked turn during slalom practice. During the manoeuvre the pilot noticed the left brake handle had become detached from the brake lines. The pilot was unable to regain control and crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
19.09.2015 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
While struggling to get feet into new pod harness, pilot lost bearings and flew too close to the slope. Pilot landed in tree.

Unhurt
19.09.2015 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
CP
Catacol
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon

Launch Type:
Foot
Paraglider pilots had mid-air collision while soaring a ridge on the Isle of Arran. One pilot deployed his parachute and landed safely, the other impacted with the cliff and sustained serious injuries.

Seriously Injured
19.09.2015 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Latrigg
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sup Air
ION 2

Launch Type:
Foot
While flying tandem, glider suffered asymmetric collapse at low level. Pilot was unable to recover before impacting slope. Passenger landed on pilot, both unhurt.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
19.09.2015 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Cp
South Cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Fides 4

Launch Type:
Foot
While on a top to bottom flight a helicopter passed within 100m horizontally and 30m vertically of paraglider pilot. Paraglider turned away from helicopter and landed safely.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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