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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
11.02.2020 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
CP
Poinente, Lijar
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Epic

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot exited spiral but failed to correctly manage the resulting dive. Pilot stalled glider and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

10.02.2020 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Poniente TO
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Phi
Tenor

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off but did not notice he had snapped an upper break line and got a twig snagged in his lines. Once flying the pilot spotted the issues and was able to make a safe bottom landing using big ears.

Unhurt
09.02.2020 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
CP
Nid D’ Aigle
Morocco

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made steep turn towards ridge in order to avoid a collision with another paraglider. Pilot flew into terrain having possibly spun glider.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

06.02.2020 Male

Age:
51
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Student caught foot while landing from low, short hop resulting in a fractured leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

05.02.2020 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Ansermanuevo
Colombia

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made emergency turn while on final approach to avoid low level power lines. Pilot's seat made contact with bump in the ground before legs could fully absorb the impact.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

30.01.2020 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
EPC
Villaricos
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Fides 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student lifted legs on launch before the wing had taken the full weight of the pilot and his equipment. This resulted in the paramotor making a glancing contact with the ground and the prop puncturing the fuel tank. Instructor immediately stopped the flight as pilot was unaware of the damage.

Unhurt
25.01.2020 Male

Age:
47
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Spark

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Student launched the wing successfully then applied control on both sides changing the angle of attack of the wing. He drifted left and then raised his left hand and applied more control on the right causing the wing to spin from approximately 20ft.

Seriously Injured
22.01.2020 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
AP
Farmara cliffs
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Explorer

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged lift and made emergency landing on rocky beach. Glider and harness were dragged into surf and pilot was benighted but was able to escape from the beach the following morning.

Unhurt
21.01.2020 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP
Jerbourg cliffs
Guernsey

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Cayenne 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was soaring coastal cliff when drop in wind forced him to bottom land. With limited options pilot landed on rocks.

Seriously Injured
18.01.2020 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Pilot
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted 360 degree turn close to the hill misjudging height and distance and ended up landing heavily downwind on the gentle slope close to the top of the hill.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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