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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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
04.06.2017 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint evo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while attempting to bottom land in strong windy and thermic conditions. Pilot saved serious injury as he landed in a tree.

Unhurt
02.06.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught in leeside turbulence having misjudged the wind direction. Pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

31.05.2017 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider shortly after launch.

Unhurt
28.05.2017 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP
Mauld
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol Sports
Atmus

Launch Type:
Foot
On launching from heather pilot had collapse causing the glider to turn back into the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

26.05.2017 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
AP
Savoie
France
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Enzo 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider while on competition task.

Seriously Injured:
Internal Injuries

25.05.2017 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Rushup Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders

Launch Type:
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse shortly after take-off and lost control of his glider. Pilot struck the slope heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

25.05.2017 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Tan Hill, Wiltshire
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot became boxed in while ridge soaring in breezy conditions. Wing tips touched with other glider but all landed safely.

Unhurt
25.05.2017 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Meall a Bhuachaille
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Alpina 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot twisted leg while doing fast slope landing causing spiral fracture to leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25.05.2017 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Corndon hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Koyot3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25.05.2017 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Rushup
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Argos

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level while thermalling. Pilot impacted slope heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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