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 2056 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
01.06.2020 Male Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
A launch assistant inadvertently deployed the emergency parachute during a tandem launch. The launch was aborted with the aid of a bystander who helped to secure the wing and emergency parachute.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
28.05.2020 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Ground handling Field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was ground handling his paraglider when some lines became snagged and damaged, having been caught around the ski goggle clip on the rear of his Sup Air "Pilot" helmet. Upon inspection he found that the screw casing for the clip (set into the moulded helmet shell) was protruding beyond the shell of the helmet. This caused the snag and damage to the lines.

Unhurt
27.05.2020 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
High & Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
The wind direction changed during top landing approach. The pilot impacted hard and collided with a fence.

Minor Injuries
27.05.2020 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
CP
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Arktik

Launch Type:
Foot


Unhurt
27.05.2020 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Leckhampton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempting slope landing in light conditions landed at high ground speed and sustained injury.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

26.05.2020 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP
Tailbridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot chose to top land as the wind speed was increasing. The landing was successful but the pilot sprained his ankle on grass tussocks as he collapsed the wing.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

25.05.2020 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
CP
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot noticed during pre-flight check that the carabiner attaching the riser to the harness was incorrectly fastened though the pod fairing and not to the correct harness fastening point on the webbing structure.

Unhurt
25.05.2020 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Great Fransham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent 3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
The pilot inadvertently induced a spin through too much brake input. He deployed his emergency parachute and landed safely.

Unhurt
25.05.2020 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Thurnham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Kantega XC2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched in light conditions. He failed to turn away from the hill in time and his harness caught on brambles, which ended the flight.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

25.05.2020 Male

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Milk Hill Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Rook2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was thermalling with others and struck the hill having altered his turn to make way for another glider.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 4 March 2021

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