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
13.06.2019 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Ager
Spain

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst trying to scratch up the face of the terrain, on turning to a down wind beat the glider accelerated to 55 kph. Possibly suffering some rotor from the terrain the ground came up very quickly. The pilot impacted the ground heavily at a shallow angle.

Seriously Injured
09.06.2019 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
P
Trethill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Avax

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot crash landed in an area of possible rotor turbulence.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

09.06.2019 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot
Small local hill Shrewsbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
ICARO
Nikita 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot slipped on wet grass on landing.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

07.06.2019 Male

Rating:
CP
Beklemeto North
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Bgd
Epic

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot fell over on slope, landing in heather.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

01.06.2019 Male

Age:
50
Muggary Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student reverse launched glider bit with a little too much brake. On facing forward he released the brakes and the glider overshot causing the student to fall forwards down the slope.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

31.05.2019 Male

Age:
41
Swyre Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student reverse launched then turned to face forwards but was unbalanced by a gust. Student applied some brake and was dragged backwards for 10m before regaining control of the glider.

Seriously Injured
26.05.2019 Male

Age:
54
Swyre Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was attempting speedbar exercise. Having trouble locating the bar with his foot, the student reached down but with the brake still in his hand. This turned the student back into the slope impacting foot first.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

21.05.2019 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had wing above head prior to launch. Wind gust forced pilot off-balance causing him to impact a fence.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

20.05.2019 Female

Age:
58
Grahla Bay
Portugal

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Infinity 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student inflated glider in the smooth sea breeze in a straight and balanced reverse position. She was instructed to turn and go, but she stumbled and tripped over sideways. Putting her hand down to brake her fall, the glider turned towards the hillside pulling her over a bush and coming to rest on her back on a rock.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

16.05.2019 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
CP
Whitewool
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged the strength of the venturi on the ridge. Pull up and control was OK but immediately lifted off and started to get blown back. Pilot landed safely initially but lost control of the wing in another strong gust and got blown back into hedges.

Minor Injuries
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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