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
25.08.2018 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
Mil Airfield 29 Regt RLC
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Start

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot was preparing to launch. Just prior to connecting to the tow line, a gust of wind picked up the glider. The pilot turned to control the glider, but his foot got caught in the ground resulting in the fracture of the leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

16.08.2018 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Selsley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by sea breeze and elected to collapse his wing at 3m. Pilot controlled his descent but landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
11.08.2018 Female

Age:
19
Bewaldeth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot
Student lost control of glider during launch phase and while still on the ground. Student was dragged sideways.

Unhurt
11.08.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
AP
Tow Scar
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Takoo 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Assistant stumbled forward onto his knee as tandem glider inflated.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
11.08.2018 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
AP
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Takoo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot and passenger landed safely near to the top of the hill due to light winds. Not long after landing strong gust came through, wing tried to inflate but dragged both pilot and passenger along the top into a stone wall. Pilot tried but was unable to control wing.

Pilot
Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

Passenger
Seriously Injured
09.08.2018 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Triton 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was crossing a narrow valley and got into strong sink. Unable to turn due to trees, power lines and road, impacted on slope.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

05.08.2018 Male

Age:
39
High and Over school field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student appeared to land well, into wind and with a good flare. However, he aggravated an old ankle injury.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

02.08.2018 Male

Age:
50
Swyre Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Day 2 student landed heavily on low hop flight due to erratic control inputs and insufficient flare.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

01.08.2018 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Ringstead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost balance and fell while turning to face glider.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

30.07.2018 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
CP
Annecy - Roche Rouge
France

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermal soaring. The gliders became tangled and the other pilot deployed his parachute. The gliders then separated and the pilot was able to land his glider in the landing field. The other pilot landed in trees under his parachute.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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