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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 paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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There are 2059 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
02.10.2019 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
AP
Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
BiGolden3

Launch Type:
Foot
While initiating a reverse launch on his tandem paraglider the pilot noticed that the Edelrid "Foras" carabiners had become locked together during the turn stage. Pilot was able to abort the launch without incident.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
18.09.2019 Male

Age:
72

Rating:
CP
Whitewool
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Phantom

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was low on the ridge and encountered sinking air. Glider then suffered an asymmetric collapse but pilot did not have time or height to react before impacting the hillside.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

15.09.2019 Female

Age:
50

Rating:
None
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student landed crosswind and failed to flare.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

15.09.2019 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
AP
Fochriw
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and struck a fence on attempting to land.

Seriously Injured
14.09.2019 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chilli 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Immediately after launching pilot moved left to avoid a student who had just been launched. Pilot was then caught by gust and collided with a fence.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

13.09.2019 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Tango x race

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had midair collision when another glider, being flown in to opposite direction, struck the bottom of his harness.

Unhurt
08.09.2019 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Illusion

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged distance from ridge and caught bottom of harness on a bump on the ridge. Pilot was dragged down ridge into bush.

Unhurt
08.09.2019 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
S. Harting
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
King

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged 360 turn over ridge due to wind being stronger than expected. Pilot was forced to make a crosswind top landing resulting in minor injuries.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.09.2019 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Nant y Moel
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Cayenne

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered 50% asymmetric collapse while attempting to climb back up to launch height. Wing then suffered a further, larger collapse before rotating into the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

08.09.2019 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
IOTA 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot accidentally spun his glider by applying too much brake, trying to avoid going too far back over the hill. Glider entered a cascade but pilot could not deploy his parachute as his hands were through his brake handles preventing him reaching the deployment handle. Pilot put hands up immediately and glider self-recovered a few metres above the ground. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 7 March 2021

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