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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There are 2069 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
20.10.2018 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
NHGPC
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot spun glider having taken a wrap and induced a turn. Glider then entered cascade, which was not controlled by the pilot. Pilot deployed parachute but at too low an altitude for it to be effective.

Unhurt
18.10.2018 Male

Age:
43
Col de la Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
ICARO
Cyber 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider pilot while thermalling. Other pilot was flying soaring beats. Both pilots landed in trees in front of take-off uninjured.

Minor Injuries
05.10.2018 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Lavante launch
Spain

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

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot reverse launched successfully but was then lifted by a gust and pushed back over launch. Pilot collided with a rigged hang glider.

Unhurt
03.10.2018 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP
Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched but was unable to penetrate into wind. Pilot landed but stumbled and was dragged into a bench at the top of the hill.

Minor Injuries
30.09.2018 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider. Pilot's wing collapsed and he landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
29.09.2018 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
High & Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot crashed in rotor turbulence behind the ridge.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25.09.2018 Male

Age:
65
Longstone Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Macpara
Muse 1

Launch Type:
Foot
Student tripped while running after a forward launch.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

25.09.2018 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
CP
Beer Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion4

Launch Type:
Foot
In decreasing winds the pilot lost too much height to top land resulting in a downwind slope landing. Pilot attempted to run off speed but stumbled.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24.09.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP
Saint Vincent
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched with slow airspeed and glider suffered a large asymmetric collapse. Pilot fell 20ft to road below take-off.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

24.09.2018 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
Chalvet west
France

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Yeti 4

Launch Type:
Foot
On launching the right leg strap buckle became undone and pilot could not refasten it inflight. Pilot decided to land immediately. On inspection of the flat plate buckle pilot decided it had not been correctly fastened and had not been noticed due to insufficient pre-flight check.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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