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 2056 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
25.05.2020 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Very Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Nyos RS

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot experienced strong lift consistent with a dust devil straight after launch. he attempted to control the wing bust lost control and impacted the ground.

Seriously Injured
25.05.2020 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Ryebury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot experienced a large asymmetric collapse at low level and attempted to regain control but struck the ground.

Seriously Injured
25.05.2020 Female

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
The pilot lost control of the wing and another pilot who had become entangled in the paraglider lines was dragged on the ground.

Minor Injuries
20.05.2020 Male

Rating:
CP
Mere
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Pawn

Launch Type:
Foot
A paraglider pilot lost control of his wing and was dragged whilst attempting to launch. He collided with a bystander (a dual passenger), causing bruising to the bystander. The pilot was uninjured.

Unhurt
16.05.2020 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP Hill
Wetton Hill, Staffs

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
RUSH 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot ground handling on a hillside in thermic conditions was inadvertently lifted to approx 300ft agl. He used the speed bar to aid his descent and suffered a full frontal collapse which re-inflated just before impact.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

16.05.2020 Male

Age:
60
Swyre Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Cure 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was soaring on a new wing and was seen to be flying the wing slowly. Just above the top of the hill he made a turn and the glider started to spin. The pilot reacted by applying the control on the opposite side. The wing was seen to enter a deep stall and the pilot descended vertically to impact the hill.

Seriously Injured
15.05.2020 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Combe gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermalling close to the ridge on a crowded day. Both pilots were unhurt.

Unhurt
15.05.2020 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Selsley Common
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Arak

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot experienced a collapse in thermic air above takeoff. The pilot applied the controls in an attempt to damp the dive and control his pendulum under the wing. The wing was seen to descend vertically in a stalled state and the pilot impacted the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

15.05.2020 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
CP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Punk

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was using his paraglider to kite back up the hill, downwind of a line of trees, in thermic conditions. He was inadvertently lifted off the ground in a gust and before he could gain control was turned into the hill where he suffered injury.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

17.03.2020 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
CP
Dunes
Morocco

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot intentionally stalled wing over sand from 2m to find stall point. On impact the emergency parachute deployed. Pilot noted that this had happened before from the Advance Progress 3 harness.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 4 March 2021

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