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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 2088 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
15.04.2012 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Tinto
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had midair collision with another paraglider and suffered an asymmetric collapse. Pilot had difficulty deploying emergency parachute and later found it had become entangled with the line holding his vario.

Unhurt
15.04.2012 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Codden
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control in thermic and gusty conditions.

Seriously Injured
15.04.2012 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
CP
Corn Du
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot over braked glider when in accelerated air flow and glider collapsed. On reinflation the glider had a cravat which the pilot pumped out. The glider then stalled and the pilot crashed before he could deploy his parachute.

Minor Injuries:
Thorax

14.04.2012 Female

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Torr Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Axis
Comet

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed going backwards in strong winds and attempted to pull A risers to collapse the glider. Glider reinflated and dragged pilot.

Unhurt
12.04.2012 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Tinto
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden

Launch Type:
Foot
While flying in light thermic conditions, Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider. Both landed safely.

Unhurt
07.04.2012 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Muse 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot applied heavy brakes on approach to bottom landing field and stalled from approx 15m.

Seriously Injured
06.04.2012 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was dragged by a gust of wind having just collapsed his glider. Pilot's foot became caught in lines.

Seriously Injured
01.04.2012 Female

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Big Fat Repack
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element

Launch Type:
During a deployment and repack practise the pilot found that the emergency parachute would not deploy. It had been packed in the harness incorrectly. Parachute was then correctly fitted by a qualified packer and functioned correctly.

Unhurt
01.04.2012 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP
Bradwell Edge
Austria

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by rotor on landing in increasing wind strength.

Seriously Injured
26.03.2012 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
CP
Pinnacle Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot
After two failed launches the pilot did not realise he had turned to face the glider in the opposite way to his normal routine. On launching the third time the pilot found he had a full twist in his risers. The pilot was lifted by a gust and crashed sideways.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 14 May 2021

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