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
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
18.02.2017 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
The Warren
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Pilot was coastal soaring with four other pilots when they were caught out by coastal fog. The pilot attempted to fly along the cliff tops to avoid a collision, but without visibility, became disoriented. Pilot came out of fog low over a main road but was able to land safely.

Unhurt
18.02.2017 Male

Age:
29
Warren
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Pure 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took of for coastal flight but was caught out by sea fog. Pilot lost visibility and drifted over the back but was able to land safely.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
18.02.2017 Male

Age:
26

Rating:
CP
Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted a 360 degree turn in front of the hill but was too close. Pilot hit hillside.

Unhurt
18.02.2017 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had to take collision avoidance action while ridge soaring with the ridge to his right. Pilot was forced to turn right and top land downwind to avoid colliding with the other pilot.

Unhurt
07.02.2017 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Los Tanques
Colombia

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skyman
Cross Country

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot got low between two sets of power lines and opted to slope land. Pilot hit sink then suffered an asymmetric collapse landing heavily.

Seriously Injured
31.01.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
AP
Porterville
South Africa

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Very Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Zeno

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a frontal collapse with recovered with a 40-50% cravat. The pilot attempted to pump out the cravat but entered a spiral dive. Pilot deployed his emergency parachute but landed on a rock.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

25.01.2017 Male

Age:
49
New Lane
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student attempted to top land in increasing winds. Student used speed bar but sustained an asymmetric collapse at about 5m. Student landed awkwardly while turning.

Minor Injuries
22.01.2017 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
CP
Sarangkot
Nepal

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed in a tree then fell while attempting to climb down.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

21.01.2017 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Blease Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot
While on approach to landing the pilot decided to land in a field adjacent to the landing field because of the close proximity of other landing pilots. Pilot was aware of the power line running parallel to the field but did not see the line running across the field. Glider struck line which snapped and the pilot fell to the ground.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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