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 2132 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
16.09.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Algodonales south east
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Attempting to avoid imminent rain, pilot opted to land upwind of the landing field. Pilot suspects he stalled the wing on approach but has not memory of the events.

Minor Injuries:
Pelvis

13.09.2018 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered small asymmetric collapse having passed behind another paraglider. Collapse was over-controlled and glider entered a spin. Pilot was swung into the hill and was then dragged. The wind had gone off the slope and was gusting.

Seriously Injured
13.09.2018 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
EP
Swyre Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo5

Launch Type:
Foot
In focussing on getting his legs down for landing the student lost track of his altitude and flared too high, landing heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Thorax

12.09.2018 Male

Age:
41
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student became 'object fixated' on approach and caught his leg on the mud guard of a trailer.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

02.09.2018 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
EP
High & Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Evolution

Launch Type:
Foot
Student had midi collision with another paraglider pilot while ridge soaring. Glider wing tips brushed together. Both pilots landed safely.

Unhurt
28.08.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
EP
Friar Waddon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was instructed to edge towards the hill in order to maximise the lift. Student turned sharply and crashed into the slope with straight legs.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

27.08.2018 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Kobala
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring in light thermic conditions.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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