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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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
17.04.2016 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Combe gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777Gliders
King

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermalling and suffered a small asymmetric collapse. Pilot dealt with collapse and landed safely.

Unhurt
17.04.2016 Female

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Coombe gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Airdesign
Rise

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off into busy sky. Pilot noticed another glider close to her left and attempted to turn right but left side of wing contacted other pilot leading to a collapse on the left side of her wing. Pilot recovered and landed safely.

Unhurt
17.04.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Older DHV 1/2 or EN B.

Launch Type:
Foot
Shortly after take-off, glider stalled in turbulence and entered cascade in solving spin and further stall. Pilot eventually regained control and top landed.

Unhurt
17.04.2016 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
CP
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Yeti

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot caught her foot on uneven ground while ground handling.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17.04.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Corn Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stalled glider at low level in turbulent, thermic conditions. Pilot impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

17.04.2016 Female

Age:
53

Rating:
AP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
During BCC competition pilot flew low over take-off area. Another pilot inflated glider immediately below flying pilot without looking. Airborne pilot shouted and launching pilot pulled wing back down.

Unhurt
17.04.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
EP under training
Sopot
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student fell over on to side due to line over wingtip causing glider to go off to one side.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

02.04.2016 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP
Beachhead
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot twisted his foot on touchdown during normal landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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

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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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