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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
10.05.2017 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Uffington White Horse
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
While in flight the pilot noticed the speed system brummell had become detached. Pilot recovered the line and reattached but accidentally fed the line through his emergency parachute handle, thus preventing the proper deployment of the chute.

Unhurt
10.05.2017 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Trainee
Moel Fei
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
After flaring pilot seemed to stumble forward and caught foot on lumpy ground.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

10.05.2017 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Pioneer

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot turned tightly in thermal and lost control of the glider. Pilot was unable to regain control and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

10.05.2017 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
AP
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and was forced to turn at low level to avoid hitting cars and trees. Pilot landed heavily downwind.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

10.05.2017 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Wether fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Phantom

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse in strong conditions at low level having just taken off. Pilot hit the ground before the glider could recover.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

09.05.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
White Wool
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Vista 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered 60% collapse which resulted in a cravat. Pilot was able to pump cravat out and landed safely. Pilot stated that recent SIV course played a role in resolving the issue in a calm and efficient manner.

Unhurt
07.05.2017 Male

Age:
42
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student flared unevenly on landing from low hop and twisted ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

07.05.2017 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Uffington White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili4

Launch Type:
Foot
While thermalling pilot experienced harness buckle become undone. Pilot landed safely. Pilot reconnected buckle securely but was able to replicate the problem in flight.

Unhurt
06.05.2017 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
AP
Signal Hill
South Africa

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Rain, Snow
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Sonic Play 3D

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse at low level and crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
01.05.2017 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Not applicable
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
During pre-flight inspection the pilot noticed that a brake line had been frayed by the metal swivel.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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