Paraglider

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
10.04.2019 Male West Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sup Air
Iona

Launch Type:
Foot
Instructor was caught out by sudden (over a 20 second period) increase in wind strength. This resulted in a student having to make a top landing but was then dragged.

Minor Injuries
10.04.2019 Male West Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot
Instructor was caught out by sudden (over a 20 second period) increase in wind strength. Ground handling student was dragged spraining his ankle and bruising his ribs.

Minor Injuries
02.04.2019 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Col du Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
777
King

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot's glider displayed parachutal (deep stall) characteristics throughout an SIV course. On the final full stall of the third run of the second day the glider exited with two small cravats. As the pilot turned towards the landing/shore the glider went in to parachutal (deep stall). The glider on this occasion recovered quickly but with the subsequent height loss the pilot only had enough height to do a down wind landing approach with one cravat/big ear still in. To turn into wind would have risked a further stall. As the pilot was running off his excess speed he fell fracturing his arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

02.04.2019 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Lijar Levente
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hit sink on landing approach and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

01.04.2019 Male

Age:
20

Rating:
CP
Pandy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
While ridge soaring the pilot turned away from the slope too late and collided with the slope.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

30.03.2019 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Nevada

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off and noticed a brummell hook from his system had become detached and fallen inside his pod harness. Pilot continued to fly and landed safely. Pilot took off again and decided not to bother with the detached hook. He then noticed his foot place was out of position due to the hook not being attached.

Unhurt
27.03.2019 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
AP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Triple Seven
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed due to SOS on flight instrument. On taking off again the pilot did not do a pre-flight check and found his right hand brake handle was looped through the C lines. Pilot was able to steer using brake line above the handle until clear of the hill and was then able to untangle the handle.

Unhurt
26.03.2019 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Pilot
Lucena
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered large asymmetric collapse shortly after take-off. Glider rotated and dived towards the slope before the pilot had time to react.

Seriously Injured
26.03.2019 Female

Age:
27

Rating:
CP
Westbury Whitehorse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot got too close to the slope while avoiding another paraglider approaching from the opposite direction. Pilot landed heavily.

Unhurt
25.03.2019 Female

Age:
30

Rating:
AP
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum 3

Launch Type:
Foot
On approach to top landing the pilot attempted to arm Quick Out karabiners at approx 2m above the ground. On arming the right hand Quick Out it released immediately without the release pins having been pushed. Pilot and passenger fell heavily.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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