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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 2132 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
27.11.2020 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Whitewool
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Takoo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was using Gin spreaders on their tandem paraglider. The spreaders are designed with extra large loops to take Quickout carabiners. During the flight one Quickout moved its position within the webbing loop, causing an involuntary weightshift effect. The pilot landed without further incident.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
22.11.2020 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Pen Dinas
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Redout

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot initiated an aerial manoeuvre and their helmet came away from their head and dropped to the ground. The helmet ("Grimnir" made by Sweet Protection) was inspected and found to have an incorrectly assembled magnetic fastener that could be released by shaking it.

Unhurt
20.11.2020 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Creteway
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Dudek
Optic 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The paraglider pilot made a misjudged turn towards the hill and made a large control input on the opposite side in order to correct it. The paraglider entered a spin at low level and the pilot crashed into a bush.

Unhurt
09.11.2020 Male

Age:
71

Rating:
Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was practising ground handling. He was unintentionally lifted off the ground and was dragged over the ground after he landed, sustaining injury.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

16.10.2020 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
AP
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
SKP
Slide

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was ground handling to test the conditions on the top of the hill. He was lifted into the air by a strong gust. He managed to perform a PLF to lessen the force of the impact.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

20.09.2020 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Belstone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus RS Lite

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot performed a 360 degree turn close to the ridge and impacted the hillside, sustaining injury.

Minor Injuries
19.09.2020 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Cairn Laith (Creag Meagaidh)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Skin 3P

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was dragged over rocks after a failed takeoff attempt, sustaining injury.

Minor Injuries
18.09.2020 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
CP
Not applicable
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
During an emergency parachute repack, a test deployment was attempted unsuccessfully. One of the parachute container pins (plastic sheathed wire) was found to have been pulled through the metal grommet by the retaining loop, making deployment impossible.

Unhurt
17.09.2020 Female

Rating:
Club Pilot
Treak Cliff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Phi
Symphonia

Launch Type:
Foot
On the fourth flight of the day the pilot took off and the toe elastic for entering pod snapped, so pilot could not enter pod correctly.

Unhurt
17.09.2020 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Treak Cliff, Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was ridge soaring when he was blown back into lee rotor, and lost control, leading to an impact with the ground.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 24 September 2021

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