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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 2069 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
02.08.2019 Male

Age:
57
Newhaven cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot's first flight on a high B glider and full stalled due to flying too slow before attempting to turn. Pilot fell back onto cliffs before wing reinflated and pilot flew forward and landed safely.

Unhurt
02.08.2019 Male

Age:
70
Swyre Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student fell forward on first hop having allowed glider to overfly him. Student tripped and banged head.

Seriously Injured:
Head Injuries

01.08.2019 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Coombe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was walking back up the slope and decided to kite the glider up the last 80ft. Pilot was lifted off by a gust and had not put his helmet back on. Pilot was able to land safely.

Unhurt
30.07.2019 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Galicica,
Macedonia

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudge altitude on final approach, made a sharp turn at 10m which resulted in pendulum effect. High speed impact with a parked car.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

29.07.2019 Male

Age:
72

Rating:
Pilot
Mere Rifle Range
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BDG
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Under investigation

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

29.07.2019 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
AP
Friar Waddon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Punk

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot entered spiral to lose height but quickly began to "grey out". Pilot was able to ease off the spiral just in time to prevent total loss of vision and land safely.

Unhurt
26.07.2019 Male

Age:
47
West Mersea,
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Very Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Student under training was being winched launched. Wind had been stable. Overcast with sunny intervals. Gust of wind came through and took the pilot higher into the air. Glider spun and pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

23.07.2019 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Beesands
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Under investigation

Fatal
23.07.2019 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Planpraz
France

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot experienced extreme turbulence in an area he had flown through earlier with no problems. Pilot lost control and impacted cliff.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

23.07.2019 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Piedrahita
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
GIN
Carrera+

Launch Type:
Foot
Weather changed while pilot was flying. Pilot turned and flew downwind to escape but encountered severe turbulence. Wing collapsed with twisted risers and pilot deployed parachute at 2300m. Pilot hit ground hard on his back.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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