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
11.12.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP
NHGPC
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Line break at 20m resulted in glider diving forwards. This was not controlled by the pilot who swung under the glider, which appeared in a stalled state. Pilot landed heavily in a seated position.

Seriously Injured
11.12.2018 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Pilot
Nigel's
Morocco

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to top land but was too low resulting in a low, hook turn. Pilot injured wrist in cushioning fall.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

28.11.2018 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Pilot
Toripane
Nepal

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Blacklight 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off with knot in lines having failed to carry out proper pre-flight check due to busy launch. Pilot corrected course but released brakes due to slow airspeed. Glider spun and pilot landed heavily on mountainside.

Minor Injuries:
Internal Injuries

18.11.2018 Male

Age:
59
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Glider overshot on launch inducing asymmetric collapse. Pilot continued to launch and the glider re-inflated with a small cravat. Pilot fell off the front of take-off inducing a 70% asymmetric collapse, which did not recover. The pilot managed to control his heading until the glider recovered and the pilot flew away safely.

Unhurt
16.11.2018 Male

Age:
37
Quattro Mojones
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student drifted crosswind on launch and did not correct the drift. Student crashed into the hillside.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

06.11.2018 Male

Age:
30
Training slope
Nepal

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
ICARO
Pica

Launch Type:
Foot
Student on day 5 of a beginner course making small top to bottom flights. Flared on landing a little late, landed hard and sprained his ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

05.11.2018 Male

Age:
30
Training slope
Nepal

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
ICARO
Pica

Launch Type:
Foot
Student released brakes too soon on take-off and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

28.10.2018 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Bir
India

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Punk

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught in turbulence while ridge soaring. Glider suffered asymmetric collapse then cascade. Pilot deployed parachute, which did not fully deploy. Pilot landed through trees, avoiding serious injury.

Unhurt
24.10.2018 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
AP
Hay Bluff NW
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
While soaring in "top-end" wind conditions the pilot discovered he had routed his two buckle harness and leg straps through his speed bar foot loop. This rendered the speed system inoperable.

Unhurt
24.10.2018 Male Hay Bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
During reverse ground handling training, the student pilot released the brakes during the "wall building" stage. The glider then inflated right wing tip first and quickly rose up and to the student's right hand side, pulling him onto his side.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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