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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 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
14.01.2018 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
BFR, Rivermead leisure centre
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
During Big Fat Repack pilot threw parachute while on the zip line. Parachute became snagged in the retrieve line suffering minor damage.

Unhurt
07.01.2018 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
CP
Bulgham bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made incorrect approach and did not have enough height to turn into wind on landing.

Unhurt
28.12.2017 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
CP
Portland West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made incorrect approach to top landing and was too low. Pilot hit turbulent air and crashed into a wall.

Minor Injuries
12.12.2017 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Stanage Edge
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Mac Para
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was soaring Stanage Edge, with other paraglider pilots. His wing was seen to have an asymmetric collapse on the left hand side, whilst flying with the ridge on his left. The wing turned sharply towards the hill and the pilot impacted the ground.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

09.12.2017 Male

Age:
32
Gribbles Ridge
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Shortly after take off the radio failed and the student panicked and turned downwind towards the hill. Student then lifted his legs to clear a barbed wire fence before landing downwind in the next field. Student was in shock but was unhurt.

Unhurt
28.11.2017 Female

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Selsley Common
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot reverse launched glider but was kited sideways into and over a bush. Pilot was thrown heavily to ground landing on her arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

27.11.2017 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
None
Bornos
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was attempting first forward launch and fell forward landing on his hand.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

19.11.2017 Female

Age:
34

Rating:
Pilot
N/A
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 3

Launch Type:
After flying, pilot was packing away and noticed parachute pins were fully released and parachute was being held in only by velcro. During pre-flight check the pilot had checked parachute handle but had not lifted flap to check pins.

Unhurt
19.11.2017 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
None
Ditchling Beacon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
On 5th 'maintaining course and airspeed' flight launch student applied excessive right hand brake, initiating a turn to the right without leaving the ground. He fell over, put out his right hand and on striking an anthill, breaking his wrist.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15.11.2017 Male

Age:
64
Swyre
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student stalled glider while on approach and landed on his back.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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