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
14.02.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
AP
Saltburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
35-40 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Blacklight

Launch Type:
Foot
While coastal soaring pilot failed to notice gust front and was blown back. Pilot avoided houses and woods but was dragged in landing field.

Unhurt
06.02.2016 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Matalascanas
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered turbulent, sinking air while flying very close to a cliff. Glider suffered collapse and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
27.01.2016 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Ansermanuevo
Colombia

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot got low on cross country flight and ran out of landing options. Pilot made slope landing to avoid power lines and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

23.01.2016 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Bello Horizonte
Colombia

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

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider on launch and was pendulumed back into the hill.

Minor Injuries
16.01.2016 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP
MamTor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring.

Unhurt
13.01.2016 Female

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Macher, Lanzarote
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was looking to bottom land when she encountered severe thermic turbulence. Pilot landed heavily from approx 8m.

Seriously Injured
27.12.2015 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
CP
South Barrule
Isle Of Man

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 7

Launch Type:
Foot
Inexperienced pilot launched from hillside and allowed glider to drift over the top into lee side rotor. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

22.11.2015 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
AP
Bishopstone cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by strengthening winds while coastal soaring. Pilot was on full speedbar when glider suffered an asymmetric collapse. Glider rotated and pilot struck hill in standing position.

Seriously Injured
03.11.2015 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Taucho
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sports 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hit sink when attempting to thermal close to rocky spine. Pilot impacted hard.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

27.10.2015 Female

Age:
45

Rating:
AP
Billing, Himachal Pradesh, India
India

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Icepeak 7

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a cascade collapse incident while flying in a competition in India. The pilot was unable to recover the glider despite stalling twice in an attempt to 'reset' the wing. Pilot landed heavily in a 'tail slide'. Subsequent inspection showed the brake lines had shrunk by 16cm after less than 50 hours. This resulted in brake being applied inadvertently when full bar was applied.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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