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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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
09.10.2016 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Mundsley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by strengthening winds and was blown back into a village. While being blown back, pilot pushed off house chimney to avoid standing on roof before crashing through a telephone line and landing in conifers.

Unhurt
02.10.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Cow Close Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Tattoo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while soaring in weak conditions. Pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
02.10.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP

Turkey
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During routine kit inspection before start of SIV, reserve deployment failure identified. Damage to harness had most likely happened during accident the previous year. Reserve retaining flap had ripped and reserve had fallen through the hole making deployment impossible. Reserve set up and internal parts of the harness had not been inspected since the accident.

Unhurt
01.10.2016 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Not applicable
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Not APPLICABLE

Launch Type:
On repacking parachute to new harness pilot found the chute would not deploy without pulling the velcro apart. Also had loose webbing to webbing connection.

Unhurt
21.09.2016 Male

Age:
55
Quatro Mojones
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student lost balance as glider came up to one side. Student caught ankle on rock.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

19.09.2016 Female Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student sprained ankle during tandem take-off run causing launch to be aborted.

Pilot
Unhurt:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17.09.2016 Male

Age:
60
Montellano
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was on final approach but induced slight pendulum resulting in heavier landing on one foot.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15.09.2016 Male

Age:
52
Sartfell
Isle Of Man

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was attempting a top landing and failed to properly align into wind for touchdown. He was landing on heather and stumbled sideways onto the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.09.2016 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Malvern, Pinnacle Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot put foot in rabbit hole while attempting to slope land.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

10.09.2016 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Swinside
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider on turn onto final approach due to excessive control input.

Minor Injuries
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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