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
09.07.2014 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Sopot
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Phoenix

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stalled glider at 5-10m while attempting to land with excessive brake applied. Landed heavily on feet and back.

Seriously Injured
08.07.2014 Male

Rating:
EPC
Wetton Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Koyot 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was practising slope landings. This task had already been practised on previous training days. On landing the student flared slightly unevenly causing a slight oscillation. The student put out his hand to steady his landing causing the injury.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

06.07.2014 Male

Age:
15

Rating:
CP
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was lifted by a gust while attempting to launch his paraglider. He was dragged back and crashed into a woman who was waiting for a tender flight. Both pilot and woman were dragged into a wall.

Unhurt
02.07.2014 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Eden 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot got low during comp and decided to make safe landing option. The chosen field turned out to be steeper than anticipated and in the lee of some trees. While attempting a slope landing the pilot dropped from approx. 1m and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

01.07.2014 Female

Age:
40

Rating:
AP
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider having assumed he would follow an expected course.

Unhurt
30.06.2014 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
AP
Mam Tor East Face
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 8

Launch Type:
Foot
While ridge soaring in the same direction but with only 5m vertical separation, two paragliders narrowly avoided a mid air collision.

Unhurt
25.06.2014 Male Pinnacle Hill, also known as Kettle Sings
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off with a full twist in his risers. As he became airborne his foot caught in the lines of another glider laid out on the slope. While still out of control and approx 2m above the ground, the line came away from the fabric of the other glider and realised the pilot's foot.

Unhurt
24.06.2014 Female

Age:
36

Rating:
P
Plan Fait
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Safari

Launch Type:
Foot
Tandem pilot landed downwind as wind switched while on landing approach. Glider suffered 75% asymmetric collapse at approx 5m due to turbulence from switched wind direction.

Pilot
Minor Injuries

Passenger
Minor Injuries
24.06.2014 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
South of Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta 2

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Glider stalled from approx 1.5m while pilot was being tow launched. Pilot notice glider was offline and applied some brake to bring the glider into line with the towline. It stalled though the pilot suspects it may already have begun to stall before he made the brake input.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

23.06.2014 Male

Age:
57
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot did not get legs down while attempting a slope landing. Leg became caught under harness on landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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