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 2059 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
29.12.2019 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
CP
Newhaven Cliffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted a 360 degree turn but misjudged height and distance from the slope. Pilot landed in field of brambles.

Unhurt
27.12.2019 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
None
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student stopped running prior to launch resulting in glider overflying student and pulling him over.

Minor Injuries
16.12.2019 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
CP
Nantymoel
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
Icaro 2000
Pica

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to top-land due to the formation orographic cloud. Pilot misjudged approach and collided with the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

11.12.2019 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Pilot
Bluestone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Susi 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was pulled over while ground handling in windy conditions. On launching, pilot failed to notice that deployment handle had become dislodged. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
04.12.2019 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Beachy Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
During ground handling in preparation for 1st flight of the day. Pilot was wearing new ski gloves due to cold conditions. A plastic hook attached by the manufacturer to the side of one glove got hooked onto one of the lines. Pilot was able with difficulty to unhook the line and control the wing. These hooks should be removed prior to use in paragliding!

Unhurt
10.11.2019 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
P
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Triple Seven
Knight

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot launched with tangled brake. Pilot focussed on untangling brake instead of flying glider and releasing from towline. Pilot turned downwind still attached to towline. Tow operator disengaged clutch then weak-link operated. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
29.10.2019 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a cravat while on SIV course , which caused an auto-rotation spiral dive. Pilot was unable to deploy parachute in time to prevent hard entry to water.

Seriously Injured
21.10.2019 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot successfully deployed emergency parachute during SIV manoeuvre that ended with a cravat. Pilot landed unhurt but went to hospital with blood pressure issues.

Unhurt
14.10.2019 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Black Mount
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Foot
While kiting his glider back up the hill the pilot noticed that the plastic maillon insert had fallen out and had allowed the maillon gate to fully open up.

Unhurt
07.10.2019 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
CP
Thurnham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was lifted off his feet by a gust but was able to face forwards and control glider. Pilot landed going backwards and was then dragged before deflating the glider.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 7 March 2021

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