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 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
28.06.2015 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
None
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student completed short flight then continued to practise ground handling. Student lost balance and fell onto outstretched hand.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

22.06.2015 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
Dune du pyla
France

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and landed downwind, striking bystander on the back of the head.

Unhurt
21.06.2015 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP
Morrone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot sprained his ankle on launch and decided to head for grassy area to land. Pilot hit sink and was forced to land on rough ground further damaging his ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

21.06.2015 Female

Rating:
Cp hill
Levante
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Geo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off into thermal cycle and was lifted in strong lift up 150 feet and sideways to the left. The glider then suffered a 50% asymmetric collapse which resulted in the glider spiralling into the ground.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

19.06.2015 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
AP
Firle
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Tandem pilot followed solo pilot into a thermal but solo pilot wast gust stalled leaving tandem nowhere to go. Tandem pilot deliberately stalled his glider to avoid a collision. Landed heavily but unhurt.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
18.06.2015 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Bell hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed awkwardly on uneven ground and twisted ankle which subsequently turned out to be fractured.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

12.06.2015 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
CP
Treak Cliff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra 4

Launch Type:
Foot
No description given

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

11.06.2015 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Barkin Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to take off on a steep slope about 10m upwind of a wall. Strong wind and thermals contributed to loss of control of the glider whilst ground handling. Wing dragged pilot back up the slope and over the wall causing the injuries.

Minor Injuries
08.06.2015 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Pendle (normal NW face)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra

Launch Type:
Foot
Control inputs made by the pilot when responding to collapses and cravats in turbulent conditions led to the wing entering a deep stall to the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

07.06.2015 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot/Coach
Long Mountain
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 9

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off into lift and felt a very strong 'gust front'. Really strong and struggled to penetrate. Wing oscillating, active flying. The right side of the wing veered violently and without warning entered a fast spin. Pilot recovered but then went parachutal hitting the ground on his back from 6m.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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