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
19.06.2014 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Hundred House
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot carried out pre-flight checks including lookout then attempted to launch his wing. The launch failed and the pilot prepared again. This time he forgot to check the airspace was clear before launching. As his glider rose up it impacted the harness of a pilot flying overhead. Luckily they did not tangle and the airborne pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
19.06.2014 Male

Age:
26

Rating:
Cp
Hay Bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 1

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off with twisted risers having walked down the slope due to strong winds at the take off area. Pilot lost control on launch and struck glancing blow on top of hill. Pilot was able to carry on flying and made successful bottom landing. Was driven to hospital where extent of injuries became apparent.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

15.06.2014 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Moel Elio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Freex
Vaxin

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered sink on approach to land. He landed faster than expected going sideways. Landed heavily on shoulder.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.06.2014 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Tandem
Fleetwith Pike
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Scenic 2

Launch Type:
Foot
During a forward launch in light wind conditions the passenger stumbled. The pilot encouraged the passenger to continue but the glider sustained a 50% asymmetric collapse. This caused the pilot to lose control and both pilot and passenger rolled down the hill onto rocks.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

12.06.2014 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
CP
Parlick - West Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Acro wing

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of his wing attempting to carry out acrobatic manoeuvres close to the hill and at low altitude. Failed SAT resulted in a cascade and the pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
11.06.2014 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Pro Design
Accura

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was seen to use excessive brake on approach to landing. This continued resulting in the pilot almost stalling and then spinning the glider and being swung into the ground with some force.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

10.06.2014 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot 31076
Bisanne
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Nevada

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst on a straight glide the pilot heard/felt a collapse and looked up to see legs dragging across the top of his canopy. They became tangled briefly until the other pilot pulled his leg away causing a rip to the leading edge fabric. The glider entered a cascade which was recovered when the pilot carried out a full stall. Both pilots carried on with their flights.

Unhurt
08.06.2014 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
AP-pg-hill
Crete Road West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off at site that had temporary restriction due to an air display. Pilot landed and checked notams, realised error and packed up.

Unhurt
07.06.2014 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
P Hill
Gemona Italy
Italy

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta

Launch Type:
Foot
During competition task the pilot was forced to slope land on an inaccessible area on a mountain. Helicopter was called and pilot was safely extracted.

Unhurt
07.06.2014 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Gemona
Italy

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Very Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Trango XC2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a frontal collapse that resulted in twisted risers while flying leeside in a competition. Pilot deployed parachute and landed safely on the mountain. He was led off the mountain by mountain rescue.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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