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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
20.07.2020 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Makalu 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot clipped the wing of another thermalling paraglider pilot, causing entanglement with the other's rear lines. They separated and landed.

Unhurt
19.07.2020 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Mam Tor NW
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Atmus 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot attempted a low turn into wind on landing approach and stalled the paraglider, resulting in a hard landing.

Minor Injuries
19.07.2020 Female

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Carlton Bank
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The paraglider pilot was preparing to launch when a gust came through. The pilot lost control of the paraglider which collided with a hang glider that was preparing to launch, causing damage to the hang glider.

Unhurt
12.07.2020 Female

Age:
26

Rating:
Pilot
Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Very Strong
Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Rise 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was flying close to the terrain when she flew into a lee side thermal, which caused an asymmetric collapse. There followed a cascade of departures from normal flight, leading to the pilot landing in a tree.

Unhurt
11.07.2020 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Ringstead Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot misjudged height in a glide from cliffs to ridge and impacted a tree.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

11.07.2020 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Harting Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot attempted to clear a knot, inadvertently inducing a spin. The glider descended vertically and the pilot impacted the ground with force.

Seriously Injured
08.07.2020 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP
Mappleton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Eden 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot induced a roll which he wasn't able to correct before impacting the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

27.06.2020 Female

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Filey
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The paraglider's wingtip contacted a flagpole when the pilot was on landing approach, causing damage to the flagpole.

Unhurt
24.06.2020 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Pinnacle Hill East
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot undertook a manoeuvre that led to him being lee side of a spine backed ridge. His paraglider experienced collapses in rotor before the pilot landed on the lee side of the hill.

Unhurt
24.06.2020 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Malvern Kettle Sings
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Explorer

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot lost control of the paraglider on launch in gusty conditions and was inadvertently lifted into the air with a full riser twist that he was able to correct once airborne.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 10 May 2021

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