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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 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
30.03.2014 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Labrador Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Zefira

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged local winds and flew into an area of severe turbulence. Rapid height loss necessitated an emergency landing on a rocky beach.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

30.03.2014 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Labrador Bay, South Devon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot missed sandy landing area and landed on rocky ledge but then fell forward off ledge onto rocks 1m below. Pilot's leg became trapped in rocks damaging ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

16.03.2014 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Butser Hill West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot decided to slope land due to weak conditions. Pilot made turn towards the hill rather than away and impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

16.03.2014 Female

Age:
41

Rating:
CP
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider on approach and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
15.03.2014 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Beginner
Woldingham Valley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Freex
Freex trainer

Launch Type:
Foot
Student stumbled during reverse inflation attempt and caught finger on ground.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15.03.2014 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
BHPA Pilot
Montellano
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Raven

Launch Type:
Foot
Flying in crowded conditions pilot suffered a symmetric collapse. Combination of wake turbulence and thermic turbulence suspected. Pilot was concerned that he focused on recovering glider and not at available height and parachute deployment.

Unhurt
08.03.2014 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
CP
The Warren
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach height and over flew landing area. Pilot landed in the sea but was able to get away from his glider immediately.

Unhurt
05.03.2014 Male

Rating:
CP
Beer Head

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

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made approach with insufficient height and from wrong direction in prevailing conditions. Got caught in rotor and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
01.03.2014 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP
Barton on Sea
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off with a twisted brake line. He attempted to get height to sort it out but sunk out and crashing on to a ledge.

Minor Injuries:
Thoracic Spine

01.03.2014 Female

Rating:
Pilot (Hill+Tow)
Stanage

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot narrowly avoided a midair collision while soaring in light conditions on a busy ridge.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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