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
13.04.2018 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Bridge of don sand dunes
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Niviuk
Peak 2

Launch Type:
On downwind leg while dune soaring wind lessened. Pilot turned into wind to land not quite into wind tripped on landing extended left arm in sand breaking wrist.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

13.04.2018 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 5

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Hill pilot on tow conversion. When line slackened for pilot to correct drift, drogue parachute started twisting/spinning. When releasing from the line, the tow bridal had twisted around the ring preventing the line from being released. Pilot successfully "S"-ed off height and landed without incident. Knott in drogue line found to be cause.

Unhurt
11.04.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Triple Seven
Knight

Launch Type:
Foot
With all settings as per manual, glider response to SIV manoeuvres was well in excess of EN requirements for B rated glider. Symmetric and asymmetric collapses gave recovery characteristics of EN D.

Unhurt
09.04.2018 Male

Age:
60
Beklemeto STH
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
EPIC

Launch Type:
Foot
Glider pitched on landing approach and student failed to flare.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

29.03.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Horden
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sup Air
Leaf

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was coastal soaring and on crossing a headland, encountered rotor turbulence forcing him down. Pilot assumed he was high enough to avoid the turbulence.

Unhurt
28.03.2018 Male

Age:
65
Rabou
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not flare on low hop and landed faster than expected.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

26.03.2018 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Whitesheet
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Triple Seven
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Soon after takeoff glider suffered a full frontal collapse followed by an asymmetric collapse. Glider dived to recover but too low. Pilot struck slope on his back.

Minor Injuries
25.03.2018 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
CP
Monksdown
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot deliberately stalled glider but was unable to control the recovery. The glider diver 135 degrees and pilot fell past. Pilot deployed parachute and landed moments after it had inflated.

Unhurt
21.03.2018 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera+

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made course correction when pilot in front turned sharper than he expected while ridge soaring in busy conditions. This corrected path resulted in a midair collision with another paraglider who was passing below. Both pilots landed safely.

Unhurt
21.03.2018 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew into an area with limited options hoping to find lift. Found none and landed in bush.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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