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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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

23.05.2017 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot
Llangollen
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot decided to top land in conditions where the wind was switching around causing occasional turbulence. Pilot suffered low level asymmetric collapse and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

21.05.2017 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to gain height to fly round to the front of the hill knowing the wind had gone off to the east. Pilot lost height and flew back to the ridge but encountered leeside turbulence. Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse which he recovered but then suffered full collapse and struck hillside.

Minor Injuries
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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