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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
24.07.2018 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Pilot
Mont Avena
Italy

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Onone
Enzo 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off with difficulty then flew out towards an area with minor turbulence, close to the launch. Pilot then suffered a frontal collapse and was unable to recover before impacting the slope.

Seriously Injured
23.07.2018 Male

Age:
66
Thurnham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew in front of a pair of trees on the slope in order to scratch lift as conditions momentarily lightened. Right wing tip caught uppermost branch of second tree. Too close in slightly turbulent air. Snared wingtip caused glider to spin near the ground.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

22.07.2018 Male

Rating:
CP
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot clipped the side of the hill while ridge soaring. This spun the glider round, locking off the controls. The glider then turned into the hill at speed.

Seriously Injured
21.07.2018 Male

Age:
19

Rating:
CP
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot turned sharply and dived into the hill (hit side of slope) with speed.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18.07.2018 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Spice

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse and spin while trying to thermal tightly at low level. Pilot could not regain control before impacting the hill.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

16.07.2018 Male Dunstable downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
+45 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Sprint

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by sudden increase in wind strength due to frontal activity. Pilot was blown back over the hill and crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
15.07.2018 Male

Rating:
CP
Eype
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot collided with cliff face while ridge soaring.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15.07.2018 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered strong turbulence while ridge soaring. Glider collapsed but pilot was able to recover and land safely.

Unhurt
14.07.2018 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Milk
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered turbulence while ridge soaring as wind was off to the south causing leeside turbulence. Pilot suffered frontal collapse and crashed onto the hillside.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

14.07.2018 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Magic
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Reverse launch take off in strong winds. Pilot was lifted off the ground whilst facing the glider. Unable to rotate to untwist the lines, brake input was ineffective. Glider turned slowly and impacted hill with some force.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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