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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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
22.08.2017 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Kantega XC2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot accidentally spun glider in having to turn tightly to avoid another pilot who had taken off and flown into his projected path.

Unhurt
21.08.2017 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Pena Negra
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Very Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Macpara
Eden 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by extreme turbulence caused by convergence. Glider entered uncontrolled spin due to collapse and tangled lines. Pilot deployed emergency parachute but final stage of descent was accelerated, possibly due to sinking air.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

20.08.2017 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off in weak conditions. While ridge soaring pilot got close to another pilot and applied brake while already flying slowly, causing the glider to spin. Pilot got his hands up but too late to prevent a collision with the hill.

Seriously Injured
20.08.2017 Male

Age:
18

Rating:
CP
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was attempting wingovers to lose height for a top landing. The final wingover was mistimed, tension in the lines was lost and cravattes formed in both wingtips. Glider entered spiral dive; pilot deployed emergency parachute which opened just in time to prevent injury.

Unhurt
16.08.2017 Female

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Kobala
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was seen to be correcting oscillations on landing resulting in an asymmetric flare. Pilot twisted knee on landing as glider rotated.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

13.08.2017 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pre cp
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Student went off line on take-off and did not apply enough corrective control. Winch operator guillotined the line but student landed heavily having failed to counter the pendulum.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

13.08.2017 Male

Age:
60
Shining Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot
Student encountered thermal while doing short hop. Glider suffered frontal collapse and student landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

13.08.2017 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was waiting to launch when a dust devil lifted him 10m into the air before dumping him in a bush.

Minor Injuries
11.08.2017 Female

Age:
45

Rating:
AP
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Zeno

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had taken off in changing wind conditions and with the sea breeze coming in. While low in front of the hill attempting to thermal out, the pilot experienced turbulence and suffered a 50% asymmetric collapse. Due to low height the pilot was unable to regain control before crash landing on the road below.

Seriously Injured
10.08.2017 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed out in non-crop, non-stock field after BPC task and was assaulted by farmer who drove over pilot's wing.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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