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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
09.09.2016 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was uhndertaking SIV training. The exercise was Full Stall, during which the reserve parachute deployed. Video playback suggest that the pilots hands thrashing around during the exercise brushed the reserve handle dislodging the pins and deplyed the reserve.

Unhurt
09.09.2016 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Annecy
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
During full stall while on SIV course the parachute deployment handle became snagged by glider lines. Pilot regained control of glider but then parachute came out and pilot landed in the lake under his parachute.

Unhurt
07.09.2016 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot got too close to trees having been thermalling and soaring. Glider caught tree and pilot became suspended from tree.

Unhurt
07.09.2016 Male

Age:
26

Rating:
CP
Bishop hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to land on a school football pitch overshooting the landing area, which resulted in the glider getting caught by a telephone line and the pilot having a hard landing on tarmac.

Unhurt
01.09.2016 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Butser West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Senso Sport

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hit sink while flying low over trees. Pilot landed in the trees.

Unhurt
01.09.2016 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP
Stubbington
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed but was then dragged in strong wind. Glider caught on fence and caused some minor damage.

Unhurt
29.08.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP
Curium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Paraglider collapsed whilst ridge soaring on a coastal site, causing the pilot to fall 15-20m impacting heavily on hillside.

Seriously Injured
26.08.2016 Female Gribbles Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student stumbled during practice take-off run and twisted her elbow.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24.08.2016 Male

Age:
46
Muggary Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student overflew landing area and flew into barbwire fence.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17.08.2016 Male

Age:
46
Swanborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not flare on slope landing and landed with feet out front.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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