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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
30.07.2016 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Plaine Joux
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by deteriorating weather and was forced to land on hard ground in lee of ridge and trees. Pilot landed heavily in PLF position.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

23.07.2016 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Immediately after taking off the pilot put his feet into his pod and one of the pod support strings snapped. Pilot top landed and made repair.

Unhurt
23.07.2016 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Eype
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Ignition

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off without adequate pre-flight check and took off in front of approaching pilot.

Unhurt
22.07.2016 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
CP
Branscombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot applied excessive control on final approach to top landing. Glider stalled at approx 6m and pilot landed heavily.

Unhurt
19.07.2016 Male

Age:
49
High and Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student had been briefed for soaring and slope landing. After take-off, he turned right then weight shifted hard right and steered towards the hill. He was instructed to turn out from the hill (over the radio), but continued to fly towards the hill and connected, putting his hand out to stop himself.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

18.07.2016 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
La Lastra
Spain

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 60m while attempting to land in gusty, strong wind conditions. Pilot was blown back and landed between trees.

Minor Injuries
17.07.2016 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Manteigas
Portugal

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot failed to carry out adequate pre-flight-check and launched with tangled lines. Glider turned quickly to right and pilot struck head on rocks and tree.

Unhurt
12.07.2016 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Tailbridge, Cumbria
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot
A pilot flying on a site he had flown on numerous previous occasions encountered unexpected sinking air when making a top landing in a north westerly wind, and impacted the ground hard, causing injury.

Seriously Injured
12.07.2016 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Paluknys tow field
Lithuania

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot was under tow is slight crosswind. While applying corrective control the tension increased causing the glider to stall and rotate. Glider dived towards the ground, still under tension. Eventually tension was released and the glider regained near level flight. Pilot landed heavily. No weak link in system.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

10.07.2016 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Swift 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot left the turn into wind late and landed approx 8m from a main road and parallel to it. Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on finals. Turbulence from passing traffic could have been a contributing factor.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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