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
17.07.2016 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Manteigas
Portugal

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot failed to carry out adequate pre-flight-check and launched with tangled lines. Glider turned quickly to right and pilot struck head on rocks and tree.

Unhurt
16.07.2016 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP
Ringstead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Rigid Hang Glider

Wing:
AIR
ATOS

Launch Type:
Foot
Wind dropped on launch causing glider to drop in to long grass, which caught on base bar. Glider nosed in.

Unhurt
12.07.2016 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Paluknys tow field
Lithuania

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot was under tow is slight crosswind. While applying corrective control the tension increased causing the glider to stall and rotate. Glider dived towards the ground, still under tension. Eventually tension was released and the glider regained near level flight. Pilot landed heavily. No weak link in system.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

12.07.2016 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Tailbridge, Cumbria
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot
A pilot flying on a site he had flown on numerous previous occasions encountered unexpected sinking air when making a top landing in a north westerly wind, and impacted the ground hard, causing injury.

Seriously Injured
10.07.2016 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Swift 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot left the turn into wind late and landed approx 8m from a main road and parallel to it. Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on finals. Turbulence from passing traffic could have been a contributing factor.

Seriously Injured
06.07.2016 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra M4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was flying in light thermic conditions and encountered sinking air over an area of trees. The pilot collided with a tree and escaped unhurt as he was restrained from hitting the ground by the wing coming to rest in the tree.

Unhurt
03.07.2016 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Fort st Vincent (landing field)
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z4

Launch Type:
Foot
Glider spun and dumped pilot on his back as he attempted to land in a small clearing in forest in thermic conditions.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

03.07.2016 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
CP
Grand Bornand
France

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot underestimated strength of valley wind and left turn in to final approach too late. Pilot collided with house roof.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
:
Feet, Legs

30.06.2016 Female

Age:
66

Rating:
CP
Mont Chouve
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had asymmetric collapse on inflating glider. Pilot was then pulled sideways before tripping and landing on a rock.

Seriously Injured:
Thorax

30.06.2016 Female

Age:
65

Rating:
CP
Mont Chouvé
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Not known

Launch Type:
Foot
An eyewitness reported the pilot experienced an asymmetric deflation during the take off run, in light thermic conditions. The pilot was seen to fall sideways onto a rock and sustained an injury.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 13 August 2022

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