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
08.04.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made 360 degree turn in front of hill in weak lift. Glider began to spin then stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.04.2017 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Ballard down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered cravat while coastal soaring and lost height in recovering. Pilot landed in the sea but was able to swim to a cave and recover kit. Pilot rescued by RNLI.

Unhurt
07.04.2017 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP
Mount subasio
Italy

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had almost taken off but sat back in harness before the glider was fully flying. Pilot collided with slope fracturing his leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

06.04.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot sat in harness too soon while launching. Pilot attempted to run but swung forward into the ground.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

02.04.2017 Male

Age:
57
Ditchling Beacon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Pro Design
Accura

Launch Type:
Foot
Student practising low hop landed with outstretched legs despite being warned about this on previous flight.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

02.04.2017 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Soaring close to slope in light conditions. Pilot failed to have feet out of harness, slope landed too fast and caught right hand against grassy slope, breaking bone in wrist.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

02.04.2017 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
AP
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot narrowly missed mid-air collision while ridge soaring. Hang glider coming from opposite direction suddenly began turning in a thermal without first clearing the space.

Unhurt
01.04.2017 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Supervised IPPI-3
Sopot chair lift launch
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 7

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made error while attempting 'Big ears'. Pilot induced frontal collapse which recovered with a cravat which wound into a spiral dive. Pilot was able to deploy his parachute but could not pull in his glider. Pilot landed in small trees uninjured.

Unhurt
28.03.2017 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Garmisch
Germany

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Makalu 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by sink conditions and made emergency landing in tree.

Unhurt
27.03.2017 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
AP
Megget
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Evening soaring in light wind and weak thermals on steep grassy slope. Pilot misjudged distance from hill (possibly affected by strong low sun behind hill, with slope in deep shade ) and commenced 360 turn. Insufficient clearance to complete turn and impacted hill at a shallow angle.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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