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 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
19.04.2017 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
AP
Pen y Fan
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
LM6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot noticed that chest strap was undone on LHS of harness 3.5 hours into a closed circuit cross country flight. Upon noticing, pilot flew into calm air and was able to connect the harness strap. The glider had handled normally during the flight until that point. The pilot continued the flight and landed safely.

Unhurt
18.04.2017 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
AP
Back of Ecton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Peak 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider making tight turns on approach to landing.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

17.04.2017 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Westbury Bratton Camp
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot applies excessive control input while turning into wind for a landing. Pilot spun glider at low level but landed safely.

Unhurt
17.04.2017 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Barton Aerodrome
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot noticed frayed webbing between harness and Charly tow release while packing away.

Unhurt
13.04.2017 Female

Age:
24

Rating:
CP
Fochriw
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was ridge soaring and got too close to the slope resulting in a fast impact.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

13.04.2017 Female

Age:
40
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student had completed short soaring flight and was briefed for a slope landing. On making initial approach student clipped tree in hedge line causing the glider to surge forward. Student landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

11.04.2017 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
CP
Gribbles ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered an aneurysm and collapsed while ground handling prior to launch.

Seriously Injured:
Head Injuries

09.04.2017 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP
Gemona
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bgd
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a frontal collapse which then led to a cravat. This subsequently led to a spiral dive, pilot tried to regain control of the wing and remove the cravat but to no avail. Reserve deployed when it was clear that there was insufficient height to regain control but was to low to deploy fully. Pilot spiral into the tree canopy and then impacted the ground.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

08.04.2017 Male

Age:
32
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Student attempted to launch but glider came up to one side. Student told to abort launch but continued and dived over a fence landing on shoulder.

Seriously Injured
08.04.2017 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Fairsnape/Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Triple 7
Queen

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot entered thermal in strong, punchy conditions. Glider began to spin then entered parachutal stall to the ground 30m below.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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