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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
17.04.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Corn Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stalled glider at low level in turbulent, thermic conditions. Pilot impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

17.04.2016 Female

Age:
53

Rating:
AP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
During BCC competition pilot flew low over take-off area. Another pilot inflated glider immediately below flying pilot without looking. Airborne pilot shouted and launching pilot pulled wing back down.

Unhurt
17.04.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
EP under training
Sopot
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student fell over on to side due to line over wingtip causing glider to go off to one side.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

02.04.2016 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP
Beachhead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot twisted his foot on touchdown during normal landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

31.03.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Lackhampton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Trango XC2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot infringed airspace due to incorrect set-up of Kobo navigation device.

Unhurt
25.03.2016 Female

Age:
35
Muggary Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The student was doing exercise 13, maintaining course and airspeed, she was no more than 4 meters off of the ground the whole flight, she turned cross wind while on her final glide, didn't flare and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

22.03.2016 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was involved in a near miss while thermalling. Other pilot involved refused to accept there had been an issue.

Unhurt
19.03.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Minster
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Raven

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged the wind strength on launch and was unable to penetrate into wind. Pilot was blown back and stalled into bramble bushes.

Unhurt
14.03.2016 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Traprain Law
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse on take off, side impact into rocks.

Seriously Injured
13.03.2016 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Treak Cliff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Swift 2

Launch Type:
Foot
On take off pilot accidentally, and without realising, applied full speed bar while getting feet into pod harness. Approx 30 seconds into the flight the glider suffered a symmetric collapse at low level. Pilot impacted heavily on his side.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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