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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
04.04.2015 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to launch from just below the hill top but was lifted up quickly before gaining control. Pilot braked to collapse glider but was pulled over with his arm outstretched.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

02.04.2015 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Model ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot appeared to attempt slope/top landing in fluctuating conditions but rotated on touching down.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

22.03.2015 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Bridlington
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was flying sea cliffs when Sea King helicopter passed within 400m. Pilot made emergency, cliff top landing in order to avoid any rotor turbulence from the helicopter.

Unhurt
20.03.2015 Male Blaenavon, South Wales
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student had mid-air collision at low level with another paraglider pilot. Pilot landed heavily downwind.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

19.03.2015 Male

Age:
49
Canete
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student launched glider but sat in seat too soon. Harness touched ground and glider over flew pulling student over. Student banged head on small rock.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

01.03.2015 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Ronda
Spain

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider during launch and was dragged into a parked vehicle.

Minor Injuries
22.02.2015 Male

Age:
17

Rating:
None
Waldingfield Airfield
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Untrained and unqualified pilot was attempting to paraglide by being towed behind a car. He was using a fixed line with no release mechanism or weak link.

Seriously Injured
21.02.2015 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Flying Planet
Spirit II

Launch Type:
Foot
Main chest buckle became unfastened in flight despite pre-flight check. Pilot was able to refasten in flight and land safely.

Unhurt
20.02.2015 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP
Sarangot
Nepal

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermalling in close proximity. They became entangled and both pilots deployed their parachutes and landed safely.

Unhurt
18.02.2015 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
None
Barton On Sea
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Unqualified pilot misjudged approach and was dragged into a parked car.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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