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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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
03.06.2016 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Buttermere
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot left thermal on lee side of hill and got caught in leeside turbulence. Glider suffered collapse and twisted risers resulting in a heavy landing.

Seriously Injured
29.05.2016 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
AP
Treak Cliff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with model glider while ridge soaring.

Unhurt
26.05.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
AP Dual Hill
Rhossili Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
BiBeta 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot discovered that red security covers on Quick Out Karabiners had moved to the open position during a reverse tandem launch. Covers were closed position prior to launch.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
23.05.2016 Male

Age:
23
Lowca
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student misjudged approach and caught foot on wall before turning in to landing area.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

22.05.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Durdle Door
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
While concentrating on another pilot the incident pilot found himself in a head-on situation with another paraglider. Both pilots turned left in an attempt to avoid the collision.

Unhurt
22.05.2016 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Ringstead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while coastal soaring and deployed his emergency parachute. Visibility was not perfect due to thin, low cloud.

Unhurt
21.05.2016 Male Warren Barn Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent

Launch Type:
Foot
A pilot under training failed to control the glider during a forward launch and was dragged, incurring injury.

Minor Injuries
15.05.2016 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
CP
Westbury, Wiltshire
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot turned towards the hill in moderate thermic conditions and experienced a large asymmetric deflation and cravat in close proximity to the hill, leading to a heavy landing.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

14.05.2016 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Fforest fields
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Antea

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider while on approach to landing. Glider dived unexpectedly and pilot landed on a tent. Further inspection showed A lines had failed on one side.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

14.05.2016

Rating:
Pilot
Hundred House
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 4

Launch Type:
Foot
On landing approach in moderate thermic conditions the pilot induced a spin below a height at which the pilot could recover normal flight. This led to a heavy impact and subsequent injury.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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