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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
20.10.2015 Male

Age:
73

Rating:
CP
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with tandem glider while ridge soaring.

Unhurt
18.10.2015 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Whitby
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged crossing and ended up low in lee of harbour wall. Pilot accidentally spun glider attempting to avoid sea and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
10.10.2015 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Meall a' Bhuachaille, Aviemore
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of paraglider while trying to forward launch on uneven terrain in light wind.

Minor Injuries
08.10.2015 Male

Age:
63
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Raven

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot got into difficulties while top landing.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

04.10.2015 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
AP
Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot noticed buckle lever had stuck open so only one of the two levers was securing the buckle. Similar to fault described in Sup' Air Safety Notice No. 3 August 6th 2008.

Unhurt
04.10.2015 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot + tandem
Golden Ball
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bi Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed tandem glider and attempted to release glider with Quickouts. Pilot found that trimmers had prevented Quickouts from operating as they blocked the inner from releasing.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
03.10.2015 Female

Age:
55

Rating:
None
Fochriw/Bedlinog Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Spark

Launch Type:
Foot
Student sat down on launch and glider over flew and pulled student over. Glider then pulled student down the slope.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

26.09.2015 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP
Whitewool
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Very Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered frontal collapse while at low level and landed heavily.

Unhurt
25.09.2015 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilots had mid-air collision while soaring and thermalling on busy ridge. One of the pilots suffered an asymmetric collapse and spiralled into the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

22.09.2015 Female

Age:
30

Rating:
Under EP Instruction
Quatro Mohones
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student had good take off while attempting a 'low hop' flight but as she became airborne she applied excessive brake. She was instructed to 'ease off' the brakes but instead released them immediately resulting in a dive towards the ground and subsequent heavy landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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