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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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
28.09.2014 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP/Pilot
Beachy Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Peak 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was seen to be practicing extreme wing overs shortly before crashing.

Seriously Injured
27.09.2014 Male Clatter
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Unknown pilot landed in trees.

Unhurt
23.09.2014 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
CP
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Pro Design
Accura

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot mistimed approach to top landing and made final turn too late. Pilot landed with sideways momentum and caught foot.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

19.09.2014 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
High and Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot panicked after suspecting leg straps were not fastened and almost landed downwind. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
14.09.2014 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Col de Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring. The pilot found he could not turn right to take avoiding action as the two gliders in front of him both turned back along the ridge leaving him on a head on course with one of them.

Unhurt
13.09.2014 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Mercury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Paraglider had mid-air collision with a model aircraft. Pilot was able to land safely with model trapped in lines. Minor damage to model.

Unhurt
11.09.2014 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Elementary Pilot
Darley Moor Airfield
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Ozone
Element

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Student made successful flight from the winch but stumbled backwards on landing injuring his ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

06.09.2014 Female

Age:
48

Rating:
CP
Tinto N
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Having completed a short top to bottom flight and carried the glider back to launch, the pilot noticed that some lines had become detached. One of the maillons on an A riser had become undone.

Unhurt
05.09.2014 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
CP
Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered sink so headed for landing field. Wind changed direction and pilot was caught by rotor causing asymmetric collapse and spiral. Glider recovered at 1m and pilot clipped hillside before recovering control and flying to landing area.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

31.08.2014 Female

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Bossington
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot noticed conditions were changing so elected to top land. Severe turbulence encountered on approach causing large asymmetric collapse. Pilot impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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