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
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
19.09.2015 Female

Rating:
Trainee
City Airport & Heliport Manchester
United Kingdom
Other

Wing:
Waterbird
M

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
At some point between a first and second flight one of the harness connectors had become detached. On laughing the pilot went off to one side and the launch was aborted. Pilot landed heavily from 3m.

Minor Injuries:
Thoracic Spine

18.09.2015 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Fleetwith Pike
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of paraglider while in close proximity to fellside, while on cross country flight.

Fatal
16.09.2015 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Sopot Bulgaria
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 3

Launch Type:
Foot
While thermalling close to the treeline, pilot caught wing tip in branches and was pulled into tree.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

12.09.2015 Male Mendlesham Suffolk
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Light aircraft flew across the path of a hang glider that was 300m up on a winch launch. Site was clearly marked. Light aircraft continued unaware of the danger.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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