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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
21.11.2016 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP
Nigels
Morocco

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas XA

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot decided to abort launch at the very last moment, by full application of control handles in order to stall wing. Could not stop and fell from front of the launch approx 5ft onto mountainside. Was assisted in collecting wing and climbing back onto launch.

Minor Injuries
17.11.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Otiva
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to reverse launch but was lifted off feet and the risers became twisted. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

12.11.2016 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Dickiedanda
Nepal

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot twisted ankle on landing in turbulent conditions.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

12.11.2016 Male

Age:
42
Diki Danada
Nepal

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student lost altitude while ridge soaring and got too close to the trees. Pilot landed safely on slope having found gap in the trees. Glider became caught on trees but was undamaged.

Unhurt
11.11.2016 Female

Rating:
Pilot
Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Acent

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Tow release failed to release on the top of tow, winch operator guillotined line, pilot landed safely with line attached. On inspection the release loop cord was located beyond the release pin attachedment eye, as the width of the pin attachemnt eye is wider than the pin the pin could not be pulled out when under load.

Unhurt
11.11.2016 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
CP
Ballard Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot applied excessive control while turning in to wind for landing due to being lower than anticipated. Glider suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

04.11.2016 Male

Age:
25
Sirkot
Nepal

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Koyot 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Nepalese Pilot took off while on an IPPI thermal training course. He flew for approximately ten minutes before being seen in a locked in spiral dive. The pilot did not recover from the spiral dive and crashed.

Fatal
02.11.2016 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Clough Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 9

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot received glider back from repair centre to find that a proportion of the brake cascade had not been reconnected.

Unhurt
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

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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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