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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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There are 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
11.11.2013 Male

Age:
67
Agruegour
Morocco

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was on soaring flight under instruction with the intention of maintaining height. At the end of one beat the student continued the turn as if to 360. Instructed to turn away but did not. Student flew into the side of the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

10.11.2013 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was flying with large amount of brake while coming in to land at approx 2m off the ground. At this moment a tandem glider passed in front and the paraglider stalled dropping the pilot on his back.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

04.11.2013 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Pleinmont North
Guernsey

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed on grassy plateaux as wind appeared to be dropping. Before he turned to face the glider a gust hit and dragged the pilot back and over rocky terrain and then over a 6m drop onto rocks.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

02.11.2013 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 1

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off in windy conditions and became pinned above the launch area. he then flew back into the leeside rotor and crash heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

18.10.2013 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
The Warren
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint Evo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off and turned downwind which put him in the lee of a headland. Pilot had asymmetric collapse which turned the glider into the cliff. Pilot fell down cliff but was relatively uninjured.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

18.10.2013 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Paradise Ridge
South Africa

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider, possible spin, but exact nature of control loss is unknown. Pilot crashed into cliffs.

Seriously Injured
06.10.2013 Male

Rating:
CP
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha

Launch Type:
Foot
While pilot was ridge soaring in light conditions he collided with the glider of another pilot who was kiting his wing up the will. No injuries.

Unhurt
05.10.2013 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
St Bees
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Stratus WRC

Launch Type:
Foot
While soaring sea cliffs at about 50m AGL a light aircraft passed 75m in front of, and at the same altitude as the paraglider pilot. Airprox filed.

Unhurt
05.10.2013 Male

Age:
41
Whetton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nervures
Estive

Launch Type:
Foot
Student forward launched glider but allowed the glider to overfly him. Student was pulled over.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24.09.2013 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Babadag
Turkey

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

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Having failed to recover from a spin the risers twisted up and the pilot deployed his parachute. The parachute failed to open fully and the pilot hit the water hard enough to burst harness airbag. Possible issues with packing.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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