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
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
26.03.2017 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Matalascanas.
Spain

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

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot turned into wind on top landing but used excessive control input and spun glider landing heavily.

Unhurt
25.03.2017 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to top land as the wind had dropped off while he was ridge soaring. Pilot had insufficient height and collided with the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

13.03.2017 Male

Age:
19

Rating:
CP
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo1

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched with speed system twisted and applied 50%. Pilot was able to bottom land safely. Speedbar had come away from velcro holder.

Unhurt
13.03.2017 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
AP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was ridge soaring when hang glider took off into his path. Pilot was boxed in by HG pilot, forcing him into turbulent area and narrowly avoiding a mid-air collision.

Unhurt
13.03.2017 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot continued to slope soar in weak conditions hoping to find lifting air but without success. Pilot failed to clear tree line and landed in the trees.

Unhurt
11.03.2017 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Meall a' Bhuachaille
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Geo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot aborted launch in breezy conditions having noticed his brake was twisted. The glider came down 'nose first'. On relaunching the pilot did not carry out a pre-flight check and was lifted off the ground with a full twist in his risers. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
09.03.2017 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Butser hill - west
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 5

Launch Type:
Pilot applied full speedbar to prevent being blown back in strong wind. Once clear the pilot applied brake before releasing the speedbar. Pilot applied more brake to counter turbulence then glider stalled and rotated into the hill from approx 10m.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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