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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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
02.06.2018 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Barton Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot stalled glider on approach to landing resulting in an asymmetric collapse. The glider recovered allowing the pilot to land but the glider landed on a bush.

Unhurt
01.06.2018 Female

Age:
33

Rating:
Qualified Pilot
Poniente
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Low airtime Pilot struck power lines while making landing approach.

Seriously Injured
23.05.2018 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
AP
Curium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Bi Beta 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched glider but realised that it was lifting asymmetrically and saw that one of the wing crew still had hold of the wing tip. Pilot shouted to ‘let go’ which they didn’t. Within a split second both the passenger and pilot were swung uncontrollably to the side of the launch site.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries
19.05.2018 Male

Age:
47
Darley Moor Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Forward launch on winch. Wing off line to right. Pilot control input to the right causing wing to go towards lock out. Operator guillotined. Student instructed to pull left and finally instructed to PLF.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

18.05.2018 Male

Age:
49
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched successfully but then applied hard right then left controls and pendulumed into the ground.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18.05.2018 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
P
Sopot
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Eden 6

Launch Type:
Foot
On landing approach, the experienced pilot gave way to a low airtime pilot and hit a tree to avoid mid air collision.

Minor Injuries
18.05.2018 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP
Putsborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bollero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot slipped during reverse launch ground handling practice, coupled with a sudden gust of wind. Resulted in sudden lift from and immediate repatriation with the ground at speed.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

17.05.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
EP
Planfait,
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
When Taking off, the student, caught his hand on the reserve handle and brushed the lower bushes of the take off area. The reserve was deployed, which in turn made the main glider drive down. the student remained clam, and landed in the trees in front of the take off.

Unhurt
16.05.2018 Male

Age:
53
Campo coy lump
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot fell over his own feet after he had landed and fell on his face. His sunglasses dug into his nose which needed a few stitches.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

14.05.2018 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
AP
Murton Pike
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Flow
XCRacer

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while attempting to thermal. Pilot suspects lack of sleep and dehydration were significant factors.

Minor Injuries
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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