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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
30.03.2021 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
AP
Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
King

Launch Type:
Foot


Unhurt
30.03.2021 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Pilot
High & Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 5

Launch Type:
Foot


Unhurt
25.03.2021 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Crete Road
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst in flight, the pilot was made aware that their emergency parachute deployment handle was hanging out of their harness. The pilot landed and re-fitted the handle which had become dislodged during a previous aborted take-off.

Unhurt
21.03.2021 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
South Harting
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Arriba 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot inflated the paraglider with lines knotted and tangled. The controls were applied hard as the pilot attempted to bring the wing under control, causing the control lines to break. The launch was abandoned.

Unhurt
21.03.2021 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Bratton Camp
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was flying a downwind beat close to the slope in light soaring conditions. The pilot was in a seated position in the harness and their foot caught in a rut as they skimmed the ground, ending the flight and causing injury.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18.03.2021 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Longridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot made a downwind landing in wind that was off the hill, and collided with a rock hidden in the heather.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

09.03.2021 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Filey
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was inspecting his wing and found the accelerator system Brummell hooks (harness end, both left and right sides) were severely corroded and had fallen apart inside their after-market Brummell hook covers.

Unhurt
04.03.2021 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
CP
Caburn
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Ozone
Geo 6

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was moving their glider after landing and tripped and fell, sustaining injury.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

25.02.2021 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP
Coaley Peak
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Summit XC4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot unintentionally induced a spin when thermalling. This led to a cascade of departures from normal flight from which the pilot was unable to recover and he made a successful deployment of his emergency parachute.

Unhurt
02.01.2021 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Pilot
Winter Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Rain, Snow
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was aware of deteriorating conditions and opted to top land. They lost control of the paraglider after top landing and were dragged, sustaining injury.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 14 May 2021

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