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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
29.04.2017 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP
Pilgrims farm
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent

Launch Type:
Pilot collided with ridge shortly after take off.

Seriously Injured
29.04.2017 Male

Age:
60
Mere Rifle Range
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
GTO2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider on landing in strong winds. Pilot was dragged causing a concussion.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

29.04.2017 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Beer head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot entered spiral dive and misjudged remaining height before attemting to exit. Spiral dive had locked in and the pilot could not recover before colliding with cliff face at a shallow angle. The glider returned to normal flight and the pilot top landed.

Minor Injuries
29.04.2017 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Madeira Paragliding
Portugal

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
While ridge soaring pilot noticed power lines directly in front. Pilot made tight turn away from the lines but struck them with his hand sustaining serious burns. Pilot was able to land safely using other hand.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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