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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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
03.03.2017 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Apia
Colombia

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew into a strong thermal and stalled glider in attempting to catch the dive. Glider then spun and pilot deployed his emergency parachute. Pilot landed in trees.

Unhurt
24.02.2017 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
CP
Devils dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Phantom

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was attempting to top land in busy conditions when another pilot took off in front of him. Pilot ended up doing a 360 into the hill.

Unhurt
24.02.2017 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
El Bosque
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 2 light

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot came in low to bottom landing resulting in aggressive final turn into wind. Pilot sprained ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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

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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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