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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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
06.03.2020 Female

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Cats Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Phi
Symphonia

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot slope landed but tripped on tussock once feet down. Broke fibula, no further injury.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

06.03.2020 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Butser west
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Swift max

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was forced to take avoiding action to avoid a collision when the other pilot did not give way.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
05.03.2020 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Kettlewell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 9

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost thermal while flying up a cliff face and landed heavily on a shelf on the cliff.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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