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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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

17.02.2015 Female

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint Evo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring. Other pilot became entangled in pilot's glider and both pilots collided heavily with slope.

Minor Injuries
17.02.2015 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermalling. The pilot became entangled in the other glider and both pilots/gliders drifted into the hill landing heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

08.02.2015 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
P
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Safari

Launch Type:
Foot
Tandem glider sunk out more quickly than expected during last few feet of final approach. Pilot and passenger fell over on landing.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

06.02.2015 Male

Rating:
Under EP Training
Dicki Danda
Nepal

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

Wing:
Nova
ION 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student failed to control the paraglider post launch. He failed to steer the glider directly into wind, this resulted in the glider drifting to the left over a steeper section of terrain without sufficient ground clearance. Impacting the back of his legs and bruising his calf muscles.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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