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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
02.10.2017 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
Le Chalvet
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot overshot intended out-landing point in unexpected lift whilst landing into wind on slight downhill slope. Landed under unseen power lines, glider right-side A1 and A2 lines touched power lines.

Unhurt
30.09.2017 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP
Olu deniz beach
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by changing wind direction when on approach and collided with pedestrian.

Unhurt
23.09.2017 Male

Age:
43
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Student was walking backwards to build wall but stepped on uneven ground and sprained ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

23.09.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Beach head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot collided with a pedestrian shortly after take-off.

Unhurt
23.09.2017 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Coupe ecair
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Under pressure to launch pilot took off without thorough pre-flight check. On launching pilot discovered knot in lines. Compensating with opposite brake resulted in a stall and spin into trees.

Minor Injuries
19.09.2017 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Prion 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was gliding back to the Hill and had a near miss with another Pilot who was thermalling.

Unhurt
19.09.2017 Male Bedlinog SW
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was on launch phase of flight. He started to run forward, the wing rose above his head at which point he applied too much brake causing the wing to pitch behind. He then released the brake causing the wing to pitch forward a collapse symmetrically. Student twisted ankle while running.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

18.09.2017 Male

Age:
56
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was carrying out top to bottom flight but got out of position for landing field. Was set up for landing cross wind in alternative field. Student turned at the very last moment into wind to fly over wall into next field but landed on top of wall.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17.09.2017 Male

Rating:
CP
Mundersley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Rain, Snow
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Pilot got into difficulties while coastal soaring in strong conditions. Pilot was blown back into town and collided with buildings.

Seriously Injured
17.09.2017 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Heol Senni
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Aerodyne
Shaolin

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged glide angle on approach to landing and clipped rear of vehicle.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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