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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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
19.09.2015 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
While struggling to get feet into new pod harness, pilot lost bearings and flew too close to the slope. Pilot landed in tree.

Unhurt
19.09.2015 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
CP
Catacol
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon

Launch Type:
Foot
Paraglider pilots had mid-air collision while soaring a ridge on the Isle of Arran. One pilot deployed his parachute and landed safely, the other impacted with the cliff and sustained serious injuries.

Seriously Injured
19.09.2015 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Latrigg
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sup Air
ION 2

Launch Type:
Foot
While flying tandem, glider suffered asymmetric collapse at low level. Pilot was unable to recover before impacting slope. Passenger landed on pilot, both unhurt.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
19.09.2015 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Cp
South Cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Fides 4

Launch Type:
Foot
While on a top to bottom flight a helicopter passed within 100m horizontally and 30m vertically of paraglider pilot. Paraglider turned away from helicopter and landed safely.

Unhurt
18.09.2015 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Fleetwith Pike
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of paraglider while in close proximity to fellside, while on cross country flight.

Fatal
16.09.2015 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Sopot Bulgaria
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 3

Launch Type:
Foot
While thermalling close to the treeline, pilot caught wing tip in branches and was pulled into tree.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

09.09.2015 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Forclas
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 7

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was unable to control wing on launch as it came up asymmetrically due to the wind being off centre. Pilot ran off launch area into shrubs and wedged foot.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

08.09.2015 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP
FORCLAZ
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged final approach and landed in a 10m high tree. Pilot then fell backwards through the tree from approx 8m.

Minor Injuries:
Thoracic Spine

08.09.2015 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
HMS Mercury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot struck hawthorn bush while scratching low in weak conditions.

Minor Injuries
26.08.2015 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Swiss Licence
Le Chalvet
France

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Enzo 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was flying using speed bar when the glider suffered a large frontal collapse. Pilot assessed the collapse as not recoverable given his altitude and so deployed his parachute. Pilot landed safely in trees.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 23 April 2021

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