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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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
31.03.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Lackhampton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Trango XC2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot infringed airspace due to incorrect set-up of Kobo navigation device.

Unhurt
25.03.2016 Female

Age:
35
Muggary Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The student was doing exercise 13, maintaining course and airspeed, she was no more than 4 meters off of the ground the whole flight, she turned cross wind while on her final glide, didn't flare and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

22.03.2016 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was involved in a near miss while thermalling. Other pilot involved refused to accept there had been an issue.

Unhurt
19.03.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Minster
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Raven

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged the wind strength on launch and was unable to penetrate into wind. Pilot was blown back and stalled into bramble bushes.

Unhurt
14.03.2016 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Traprain Law
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse on take off, side impact into rocks.

Seriously Injured
13.03.2016 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Treak Cliff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Swift 2

Launch Type:
Foot
On take off pilot accidentally, and without realising, applied full speed bar while getting feet into pod harness. Approx 30 seconds into the flight the glider suffered a symmetric collapse at low level. Pilot impacted heavily on his side.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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

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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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