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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
26.02.2018 Male

Age:
51
Rabou France
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis 2

Launch Type:
Foot
After a successful flight and landing the student was walking backwards as the wing was pulled by the wind as it fell behind him. He turned quickly to control the wing but twisted his knee whilst doing the turn. He fell over and was dragged 2 meters over snow before he regained control on the wing.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

18.02.2018 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Beachy Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was scratching low on sea cliffs when an asymmetric collapse caused pilot to drop onto the rocks. Pilot was rescued by coastguard.

Unhurt
17.02.2018 Male

Age:
80

Rating:
Pilot
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot omitted to clip into harness before clipping on flight deck. Inflated wing and fellow pilot noticed odd attitude of harness. Wing safely deflated and brought under control.

Unhurt
17.02.2018 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
CP
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was seen to be ridge soaring with parachute handle detached. Landed without incident

Unhurt
17.02.2018 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
St. Bees
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Gto 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged wind direction and flew into sinking air. Pilot was forced to make an emergency landing between the cliff and the sea, landing on large boulders.

Unhurt
12.02.2018 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Haresfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Summit XC

Launch Type:
Foot
Wind increased while pilot was flying to point where he could not penetrate with full bar. Pilot applied big ears but made no forward progress. Pilot steered backwards and landed in trees. Pilot waited for assistance and was then able to climb down.

Unhurt
04.02.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Carrock Fell

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was using "Wind Riders" hand warmers while flying. Pilot applied 'big ears' to give separation from a higher pilot before landing. On releasing the big ears and attempting to make a landing approach, the pilot found that his brake pulleys had become jammed in the fabric of the Wind Riders. Pilot landed hard in a sharp turn but was uninjured.

Unhurt
04.02.2018 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion3

Launch Type:
Foot
After preparing for flight and having completed pre-flight checks, pilot decided to change launch point. Pilot unclipped leg straps to make walking easier. Pilot did not carry out full pre-flight check and took off with leg straps undone. Pilot was unable to get into seat but was able to land due to vertical safety strap.

Unhurt
04.02.2018 Male

Age:
84

Rating:
Pilot
Crimdon dene
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Rain, Snow
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took of in windy conditions and was blown back into a caravan park.

Unhurt
30.01.2018 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Haresfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot caught wingtip in trees while ridge soaring but was able to turn away and land safely. Glider suffered broken lines at the top of the 'B' cascade at the wing tip.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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