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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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
08.04.2015 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Pilot
Tinto South
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 2 light

Launch Type:
Foot
After kiting glider back up the hill, pilot took of and leg strap came undone. Pilot pulled himself up and carried out gentle bottom landing.

Unhurt
08.04.2015 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Pilot
Tinto South
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 2 light

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot inflated glider with cravat but was unable to prevent take off. Pilot headed away from hill and others but was unable to remove cravat. Pilot was able to bottom land safely.

Unhurt
07.04.2015 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision in crowded and thermic conditions.

Unhurt
07.04.2015 Female

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had airport with 3 axis light aircraft while on glide. Aircraft passed approx 3m above and 15m in front. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
06.04.2015 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
AP
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Tala

Launch Type:
Foot
On approach to a top landing the pilot encountered severe turbulence at low level. the glider suffered a massive asymmetric collapse and then stalled. Pilot impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured
06.04.2015 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

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

Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot entered spiral and collided with the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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

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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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