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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
26.07.2014 Female

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot mistimed landing flare and stalled glider. Pilot landed heavily and hand hit the ground hard.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

25.07.2014 Female

Age:
50

Rating:
P
Charbre
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had asymmetric collapse while thermalling. The glider cravated resulting in a spiral dive with twisted risers. Pilot deployed parachute but it did not open. Pilot crashed heavily into mountainside.

Seriously Injured
25.07.2014 Male

Age:
25
Buchenberg
Germany

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Cruiser

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was carrying out 360 degree turns under radio instruction. Student was in clear view of instructor on landing area but could not be seen from take off. Student had mid-air collision with student hang glider pilot who had just take off and had flown round a spur into the area where paraglider student was doing 360s. There was not time for the paragliding instructor to prevent the collision once the hang glider appeared. Both pilots landed in trees unhurt having successfully deployed their parachutes.

Unhurt
22.07.2014 Male Big Collin, Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders

Launch Type:
Foot
Unqualified and untrained pilot fell2m from harness having failed to re-fasten leg straps after walking back up the hill.

Unhurt
20.07.2014 Female

Age:
43
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot mistimed slope landing flare due to perceived fast approach (possibly due to change in wind direction) and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

20.07.2014 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot pg
Model Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Geo3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach to slope landing and had to abort due to small bushes in approach path. Pilot then dropped suddenly from 2-3m and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

11.07.2014 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
EPC+
Lords Seat
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Koyot 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student under training had mid-air collision with another paraglider pilot. Both pilots assumed the other had seen them and would take avoiding action having seen the other at some stage. Both pilots were able to continue flying after the collision despite some height loss and landed safely.

Unhurt
11.07.2014 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Pilot
Llangollen
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged wind direction after take off and suffered an asymmetric collapse. Glider turned and landed in trees.

Unhurt
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

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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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