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
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
31.08.2014 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Gradient
Avax XC 3

Launch Type:
Foot
On turning to face his glider after landing a line became caught in the screw mechanism that holds the visor. Pilot discovered that the screw was a little slack but could still catch a line even after tightening as the mechanism and helmet are not flush.

Unhurt
31.08.2014 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
AP
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Avax XC2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider at low level attempting to turn in a thermal. Pilot tried to throw parachute but violent surge prevented this. As the glider dived towards the ground it reinflated and became caught on a branch high in a tree. This resulted in the pilot skimming the ground and suffering only minor bruising.

Unhurt
25.08.2014 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
AP
Ager
Spain

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Icepeak7 pro

Launch Type:
Foot
Competition pilot got low after reaching turn point on leeside of ridge. Pilot could not regain height and was forced to land on hard, steep ground.

Minor Injuries:
Thorax

24.08.2014 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Marcle Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered unexpected lift while heading for bottom landing. Pilot attempted 360 degree turn to avoid area of known rotor but impacted hill before completing the turn. Pilot impacted 'feet up' on his airbag.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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