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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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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
29.08.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP
Curium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Paraglider collapsed whilst ridge soaring on a coastal site, causing the pilot to fall 15-20m impacting heavily on hillside.

Seriously Injured
26.08.2016 Female Gribbles Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student stumbled during practice take-off run and twisted her elbow.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24.08.2016 Male

Age:
46
Muggary Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student overflew landing area and flew into barbwire fence.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17.08.2016 Male

Age:
46
Swanborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not flare on slope landing and landed with feet out front.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15.08.2016 Male

Age:
37
Warren Barn Farm
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
UP
Ascent 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student lost balance on launch and fell over.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.08.2016 Male

Age:
36
Moel Elio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Discus

Launch Type:
Foot
Student sprained ankle on take off run.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

09.08.2016 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Liddington Castle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Volt 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered large deflation while on bar and at altitude while on XC. Glider entered cascade and despite 4 attempts to stall out, pilot ended up with large cravat. Pilot opted to deploy parachute as he could not guarantee being able to land safely. Parachute deployed but downplayed with glider. Pilot landed in trees uninjured.

Unhurt
06.08.2016 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot sustained asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring in strong, gusty and thermic conditions. Pilot could not regain control of the glider before impacting heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

06.08.2016 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Newgale
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Game 42

Launch Type:
Foot
Tandem passenger tripped during launch twisting fingers.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

30.07.2016 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Moel Famau
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot collided with (unspecified) obstacle while on final approach.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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