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 paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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There are 2225 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
24.07.2012 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Antea 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while thermalling at low level. Glider collapsed and pilot impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

22.07.2012 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Barton on Sea
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Freex

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was ridge soaring close to cliff top. Pilot misjudged turn and collided with cliff top before being dragged over cliff by glider.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

20.07.2012 Female

Age:
32
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Student made approach to top landing but did not have sufficient height. Student flew through tree before falling down the other side.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

15.07.2012 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint Evo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot got foot caught in lines during launch. On freeing foot a strong gust lifted the glider and pilot with a twist in the risers. Pilot was dumped over spine back ridge.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

14.07.2012 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Pilot
Zani Pass
Pakistan

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered strong thermal on final approach and applied 'big ears' and speed bar. No further recollections due to crash.

Seriously Injured
10.07.2012 Male

Age:
41
Buching
Germany

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Cruiser 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student hit tree on final approach and was rescued by local mountain rescue uninjured.

Unhurt
10.07.2012 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
AP
Chelan
United States

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra M4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered sever turbulence close to base causing glider to dive and spiral. Pilot tried to recover but lines became twisted. Pilot deployed parachute then struggled to get glider under control and prevent down plane. Finally controlled glider at 100m AGL.

Unhurt
08.07.2012 Male

Rating:
CP
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was blown back over ridge into turbulent air. The glider recovered but pendulumed causing the pilot to cash heavily from 10m.

Seriously Injured
08.07.2012 Male

Rating:
CP
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot noticed leg strap had come undone in flight. Inspection showed that the underside spring had jammed in the buckle mechanism giving the impression that it had connected properly. When pulled at an angle however, it released.

Unhurt
04.07.2012 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Whitsand Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was testing an unfamiliar EN C glider. Attempted to pull 'big ears' but ended up stalling the glider. Pilot deployed parachute and impacted cliff side.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 13 August 2022

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