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:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
17.08.2015 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
P
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Bi Beta 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Immediately after launch a loud 'crack' was heard from the right side spreader bar. The pilot made an immediate bottom landing. On inspection the plastic bar inside the Advance rigid spreader had snapped though it remained encased in the fabric sheath.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
17.08.2015 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Bi Beta 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilots misjudged approach and landed on the bank of a river. Luckily the glider over flew them and landed on the grass bank.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
15.08.2015 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off with the nose up and one wing down. On leaving the ground the glider stall turned and rotated into the hillside.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15.08.2015 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with a hang glider having failed to see the glider until too late. Gliders touched wing tips and both were able to land safely.

Unhurt
15.08.2015 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Hang glider pilot had mid-air collision with paraglider pilot. Paraglider turned to return down ridge but then flew towards hang glider. Hang glider attempted to dive clear but collided. Both were able to land safely.

Unhurt
15.08.2015 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Witchieknowe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught by strong thermic cycle while grouhdhandling causing swift body rotation leading to twisted knee and minor injury. Able to depower wing and regain control without getting dragged. Packed up and walked off hill.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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