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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
26.05.2014 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Buckstones Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nivuik
Hook

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was losing height and scratching for lift close in to the hill below the level of the road between the main site and Buckstones House. He was lifted suddenly, at which point his glider collapsed on the side nearest the road (this pilot's right side), seemingly in rotor. He was pulled across the road and impacted the slope on the far side.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

25.05.2014 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Compton Whites, IOW
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted a slope landing as the lift was less than expected. A gust led to a harder than anticipated landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

21.05.2014 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Whitchieknowe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Geo4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot broke ankle whilst collapsing glider, having safely slope landed.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17.05.2014 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
Dunstable
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent 2

Launch Type:
Pilot was ridge soaring at the northern end of the Dunstable ridge close to the ground in light wind with occasional thermal activity. Landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

15.05.2014 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
P
Eype, A coastal site
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Team 5
Blue

Launch Type:
Foot
While soaring his local coastal site the pilot encountered some unexpected turbulence that caused an asymmetric collapse. Pilot applied opposite brake and then suffered a frontal collapse. Glider recovered and dived and pilot ended up in scrub area on slope, unhurt.

Unhurt
14.05.2014 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
AP
Uffington

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Avax XC2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot continued scratching in increasingly light conditions. Hit sink and harness caught a tree causing risers to become twisted. Pilot flew into beech trees and luckily had a light landing. No damage to pilot or glider.

Unhurt
12.05.2014 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Col d'Ares
Spain
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Factor

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered strong wind gradient on final approach and suspects he may have stalled glider (possibly due to having taken wraps), while trying to "S" turn off excess height.

Seriously Injured
11.05.2014 Male

Age:
59
Ronda la Vieja
Spain

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element

Launch Type:
Foot
Student approached for a top landing. Student came in slightly cross wind and did not get fully out of harness. Student caught outstretched leg on landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

04.05.2014 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Southbourne
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot crashed into cliff having lost height in a turn. Pilot can not explain why incident occurred as glider was flying normally.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

02.05.2014 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Creag Meagaidh
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Weather had changed and wind on hill had started going across, air was effected by close proximity of upwind ridge. Pilot was caught off balance, pulled forward and downhill after glider unexpectantly pitched forward at launch. Arrested fall sustaining injury. Successful re-launch followed to land easily at base of hill.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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