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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There are 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
08.06.2016 Female

Age:
30
Limerstone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Cruiser

Launch Type:
Foot
Student made slightly heavier than usual landing and sprained ankle slightly.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

05.06.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Craigellachie
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off from knee deep heather in strong conditions. Pilot entered thermal and glider immediately entered spin. Pilot struck rock face at speed. Inspection showed speedbar line had been wrapped around vario prior to take-off.

Seriously Injured
04.06.2016 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
P
Buttermere
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bobcat

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged his approach and wingtip clipped a tree causing the glider to turn off the intended path. With insufficient height to make any corrections the pilot landed on the roof of a parked car.

Unhurt
04.06.2016 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst walking up the hill with an inflated wing, the emergency parachute inner container inadvertently released from the pilot's Gin Gingo 3 harness, despite the closure pins having been previously checked in their positions.

Unhurt
03.06.2016 Female

Rating:
Novice
Beddinham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot under training failed to flare the glider upon landing and was injured.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

03.06.2016 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Llangollen
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 6

Launch Type:
Foot
On approach to landing in strong thermic conditions, the pilot overshot the landing area and applied the controls more deeply intending to steepen the glide path. The pilot then applied full controls to flare and stalled the wing, resulting in a heavy impact with the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Pelvis

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

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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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