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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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.06.2014 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
CP
Parlick - West Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Acro wing

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of his wing attempting to carry out acrobatic manoeuvres close to the hill and at low altitude. Failed SAT resulted in a cascade and the pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
11.06.2014 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Pro Design
Accura

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was seen to use excessive brake on approach to landing. This continued resulting in the pilot almost stalling and then spinning the glider and being swung into the ground with some force.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

10.06.2014 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot 31076
Bisanne
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Nevada

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst on a straight glide the pilot heard/felt a collapse and looked up to see legs dragging across the top of his canopy. They became tangled briefly until the other pilot pulled his leg away causing a rip to the leading edge fabric. The glider entered a cascade which was recovered when the pilot carried out a full stall. Both pilots carried on with their flights.

Unhurt
08.06.2014 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
AP-pg-hill
Crete Road West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off at site that had temporary restriction due to an air display. Pilot landed and checked notams, realised error and packed up.

Unhurt
07.06.2014 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Gemona
Italy

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Very Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Trango XC2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a frontal collapse that resulted in twisted risers while flying leeside in a competition. Pilot deployed parachute and landed safely on the mountain. He was led off the mountain by mountain rescue.

Unhurt
07.06.2014 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
P Hill
Gemona Italy
Italy

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta

Launch Type:
Foot
During competition task the pilot was forced to slope land on an inaccessible area on a mountain. Helicopter was called and pilot was safely extracted.

Unhurt
06.06.2014 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Competition
Gemona italy
Italy

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Icepeak 7 pro

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered 50% + asymmetric collapse at low level. Collapse resulted in uncontrolled spiral so pilot deployed his emergency parachute. Pilot landed in a tree uninjured.

Unhurt
04.06.2014 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Adanced Pilot
Gemona italy
Italy

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was scratching low over a village in a competition and ran out of landing options. Pilot landed heavily in a garden but was unhurt.

Unhurt
01.06.2014 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Worcestershire Beacon Malvern
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Axis
Vega II

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hit sink on approach to landing field but did not leave enough height. Glider hit an unused telephone cable that the pilot had not noticed as the poles were hidden by trees. Glider slid down over wires and pilot landed heavily on his back.

Minor Injuries
31.05.2014 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP Tow
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot had been ridge soaring for about 25 mins. Instructor had briefed for soaring with the possibility of top landing if all was well. Pilot was instructed to gain more height before attempting to top land but then had 50% asymmetric collapse. Glider turned sharply and dived and pilot hit hill.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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