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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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
10.07.2018 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
N/A
Hay Bluff (NE)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student allowed glider to go off to one side while attempting a reverse launch. Student was pulled to the side and stepped awkwardly on a tussock damaging his ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

10.07.2018 Female

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Pontlottyn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had been turning 360 in a thermal above the hill but not gaining enough height to continue. On pulling forwards to fly to the front of the hill again pilot inputed to turn left at the front of the hill with too much brake causing the glider to spin and resulting in the pilot impacting with the brow of the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

09.07.2018 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
Hay Bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged distance from the ridge and failed to turn away resulting in pilot colliding with the ridge.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

07.07.2018 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
Student
Mount Caburn Airworks training field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Glider went offline to the left while student was practising forward launches. Student was pulled over onto left side causing damage to shoulder.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

06.07.2018 Male

Age:
61
Darley Moor Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Day one student on third flight failed to keep legs down and did not flare on landing.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

02.07.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Laragne
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Eden 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot accidentally flew leeside was was blown over village in turbulent air. Pilot landed hard and fast.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

01.07.2018 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Basano Del Grappa
Italy

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Epic

Launch Type:
Pilot landed down wind at speed having changed final approach direction to avoid construction crane.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

01.07.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP
Paradiso
Italy

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Epic

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and turned downwind landing at speed into trees.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

30.06.2018 Male

Age:
55
Loose Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Student pilot slowed to minimum sink speed on approach as instructed, but failed to flare until after landing. Later conversation with student revealed only 10% vision in one eye. (i.e. poor binocular vision.)

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

30.06.2018 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Whitewool, Hampshire
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while attempting to dampen a surge caused by coming out of a turn in thermic conditions. Pilot lost control and crashed through trees.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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