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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
30.10.2016 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Fransham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z4

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Paraglider pilot winched up with excessive force during a competition. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
29.10.2016 Female

Age:
39

Rating:
CP
Ager
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Rise 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot lost control of the paraglider in close proximity to the hillside and impacted the ground sustaining fatal injuries.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

22.10.2016 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
CP
Bo peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Yeti

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to top land close to a barbwire fence. Speedbar caught on fence then glider fell on fence.

Unhurt
21.10.2016 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
AP
Villebois Lavallette
France
Paraglider

Wing:
Koch
Winch

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
During a routine inspection of the weak link components of a twin drum Koch winch it was found that the aluminium cases that house the aluminium weak links had their ends burred over such that the link would not slide out of the housing. This rendered the weak link inoperative and the force required to break it would have been considerably more than the certified intended force.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
14.10.2016 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
360
India

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Tala

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse at low level while thermalling. Pilot was unable to regain control of the glider and deployed his emergency parachute. Parachute had insufficient height to deploy fully and pilot impacted rocks.

Fatal:
Head Injuries

10.10.2016 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Herne Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
While coastal soaring the pilot was blown back into rotor turbulence by strengthening wind.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

09.10.2016 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Mundsley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by strengthening winds and was blown back into a village. While being blown back, pilot pushed off house chimney to avoid standing on roof before crashing through a telephone line and landing in conifers.

Unhurt
02.10.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Cow Close Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Tattoo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while soaring in weak conditions. Pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
02.10.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP

Turkey
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During routine kit inspection before start of SIV, reserve deployment failure identified. Damage to harness had most likely happened during accident the previous year. Reserve retaining flap had ripped and reserve had fallen through the hole making deployment impossible. Reserve set up and internal parts of the harness had not been inspected since the accident.

Unhurt
01.10.2016 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Not applicable
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Not APPLICABLE

Launch Type:
On repacking parachute to new harness pilot found the chute would not deploy without pulling the velcro apart. Also had loose webbing to webbing connection.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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