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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
25.03.2017 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to top land as the wind had dropped off while he was ridge soaring. Pilot had insufficient height and collided with the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

13.03.2017 Male

Age:
19

Rating:
CP
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo1

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched with speed system twisted and applied 50%. Pilot was able to bottom land safely. Speedbar had come away from velcro holder.

Unhurt
13.03.2017 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
AP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was ridge soaring when hang glider took off into his path. Pilot was boxed in by HG pilot, forcing him into turbulent area and narrowly avoiding a mid-air collision.

Unhurt
13.03.2017 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot continued to slope soar in weak conditions hoping to find lifting air but without success. Pilot failed to clear tree line and landed in the trees.

Unhurt
11.03.2017 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Meall a' Bhuachaille
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Geo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot aborted launch in breezy conditions having noticed his brake was twisted. The glider came down 'nose first'. On relaunching the pilot did not carry out a pre-flight check and was lifted off the ground with a full twist in his risers. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
09.03.2017 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Butser hill - west
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 5

Launch Type:
Pilot applied full speedbar to prevent being blown back in strong wind. Once clear the pilot applied brake before releasing the speedbar. Pilot applied more brake to counter turbulence then glider stalled and rotated into the hill from approx 10m.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

03.03.2017 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Apia
Colombia

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew into a strong thermal and stalled glider in attempting to catch the dive. Glider then spun and pilot deployed his emergency parachute. Pilot landed in trees.

Unhurt
24.02.2017 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
CP
Devils dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Phantom

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was attempting to top land in busy conditions when another pilot took off in front of him. Pilot ended up doing a 360 into the hill.

Unhurt
24.02.2017 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
El Bosque
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 2 light

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot came in low to bottom landing resulting in aggressive final turn into wind. Pilot sprained ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

18.02.2017 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Warren
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by low cloud while coastal soaring. Pilot drifted back in zero visibility and found himself over a road with only 15m clearance. Pilot landed safely on the verge.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 23 April 2021

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