Paraglider

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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
13.03.2016 Male

Age:
28
Nigel's
Morocco

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral

Launch Type:
Foot
While ground handling the student stepped back and inadvertently took off. On leaving the ground the student turned the wrong way causing the risers to twist. The glider turned and crashed just below take off.

Minor Injuries
11.03.2016 Male

Age:
58
Swanborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not flare on landing and landed heavily twisting ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

06.03.2016 Female

Age:
34
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
WASP

Launch Type:
Foot
Student launched glider and was lifted off and into the instructor. The instructor was knocked over dislocating his shoulder.

Unhurt
04.03.2016 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP
Butser west
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to top land but his glider stalled, without control input, from approx 1-1.5m. Pilot landed heavily with outstretched arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

25.02.2016 Male

Age:
51
Tailbridge Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
U-turn
Infinity 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student fell over having landed on top, into wind very well executed with glider down, then foot stuck in divot as he fell to one side - twisting his ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

24.02.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Tamaimo- nr Los Gigantes
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged his approach and lost more height than expected while on the downwind leg. Pilot crashed into a wall before being able to turn into wind.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18.02.2016 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Pilot
Uffington-white-horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew into an area that was out of wind and encountered lee-side turbulence. Glider suffered asymmetric collapse then dived. Pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
18.02.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
AP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Bi Beta 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged landing approach having been caught out by rising ground along flight path. Pilot landed with high ground speed having failed to get round into wind. Both pilot and passenger were unhurt.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
15.02.2016 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Roldanillo
Colombia

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera+

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while adopting "aggressive" S turns on final approach in fifty conditions.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

14.02.2016 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Marske/Saltburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 2 light

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by increasing winds while coastal soaring and was pushed back despite use of speed bar. Pilot turned inland and was able to land unhurt.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 23 April 2021

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