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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
17.04.2021 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Talybont
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot dropped out of a thermal on the lee side of the ridge and experienced a large asymmetric tuck that led to a spiral dive and impact with the lee side slope.

Minor Injuries
16.04.2021 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
CP
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 9

Launch Type:
Foot
The incident pilot was attempting to ground handle in gusty conditions. The pilot lost control of their paraglider and was dragged and lifted in a gust, leading to a heavy landing and injury.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.04.2021 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP
Long Cliff
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Strong
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was soaring in wind of increasing strength and was unable to penetrate into wind without the speed system applied to its maximum. The pilot lost control of their wing following touchdown on the top of the hill and was dragged before regaining control.

Unhurt
14.04.2021 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Parlick West
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Ozone
Swift 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot top landed in a fresh wind and was dragged. They were unable to control the paraglider after touchdown as a plastic buckle on their glove had caught and become entangled with the speed system line.

Unhurt
11.04.2021 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
AP
Leckhampton Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Xi

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot launched in turbulent conditions and lost control of the wing in sinking air whilst attempting to top land.

Unhurt
11.04.2021 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Pi3

Launch Type:
Foot
Mid air collision between model aircraft and paraglider. The paraglider pilot was uninjured and performed a safe top landing.

Unhurt
11.04.2021 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Swift 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot launched in a lull in-between gust fronts and used the speed system to avoid being blown back. On touchdown the pilot lost control of the wing and was dragged and flipped over, landing on their head.

Unhurt
04.04.2021 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
CP
Ringsted
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot made a large control input on landing and induced a spin.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
04.04.2021 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Alpina 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The paraglider experienced an asymmetric collapse on landing approach and the pilot lost control of the wing, colliding with a line of trees.

Unhurt
04.04.2021 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was aware when airborne that the wind had changed and chose an alternative landing area away from the hill. Upon landing, the wing settled over a tree.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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