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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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
27.01.2015 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched but wind picked up suddenly due to wave. Pilot encountered severe turbulence and attempted to return for a top landing. Glider then collapsed and pilot deployed emergency parachute. Pilot was dragged by chute but uninjured.

Unhurt
26.01.2015 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Sarangkot
Nepal

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Raven

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot fell over on aborted launch and did not realise his parachute deployment handle had become detached. On attempting to launch again and hearing shouts, the pilot deliberately stalled his glider but was carried over the edge falling onto a path just over 1m below.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

24.01.2015 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot found himself scratching progressively lower down the hill. Pilot impacted still in seated position and was propelled forward on to his front sustaining an injury to his shoulder.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

21.01.2015 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Kahundada
Nepal

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was overshooting landing area and began to turn. Pilot was told to fly straight into wind and made large control input resulting in a swinging turn into the ground. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

20.01.2015 Male

Age:
41
Bunster (PSA)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was seen to be attempting uncoordinated wing overs and spirals at low level, before losing control and impacting heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

17.01.2015 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Instructor
Jenny cliff
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Gradient
Avax xc3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was attempting a top landing when wind changed direction. Pilot went round again but wind dropped forcing pilot to bottom land when tide was in and no real bottom landing available. Pilot got wet feet and wet equipment.

Unhurt
03.01.2015 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Omeath
Ireland

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stalled wing having applied excessive brake in an attempt to clear rocks, landing heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

29.12.2014 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Devils Dyke

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot noticed that the that the speed system pulleys on the risers appeared to be in different positions, one being lower than the other. On inspection, the pulley strap on the RH riser was found to have torn its stitching and was coming away from the riser.

Unhurt
28.12.2014 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
AP
St Catherines
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra M6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot fell over on take off, on uneven ground.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

22.12.2014 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
AP
N/a
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During repack and annual inspection (with a licenced packer) it was noted that the rubber bands used last year had degraded, broken and stuck to some of the lines on the reserve canopy causing staining in some areas. The licenced packer stated he had never seen this kind of deterioration before.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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