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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
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
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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