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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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

15.09.2017 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
None
Selsley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Skin 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Unqualified pilot went to do some ground handling but attempted to do some short flights. Pilot landed awkwardly and fractured leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

11.09.2017 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by unexpected sink and was unable to reach the designated landing field. Pilot identified landing options but encountered further sink and landed short colliding with a building.

Unhurt
08.09.2017 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP
Montmin
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
While practising full stall the pilot released brake pressure with the glider behind him causing the glider to dive in front. The pilot fell into the glider catching his boot eyelets in the lines. Pilot deployed emergency parachute and landed safely.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

07.09.2017 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot

France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered sink while thermalling and while attempting to find lift, put himself in a position with no suitable landing fields. Pilot landed heavily in dry river bed.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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