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 2080 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
22.08.2013 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP
Beesands
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

22.08.2013 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Mercury
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot did 360 turn low down which took him into the lee of some trees. Canopy collapsed and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

21.08.2013 Female

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Brownwich Cliffs
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched beside cliff to do some low level soaring. Gust pushed pilot into cliff and then on to top of cliff where pilot regained control of glider.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.08.2013 Female

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Pena Negra
Spain

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot approached for landing but was caught in sinking air and landed faster than expected on undulating ground.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

11.08.2013 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP
Swyre Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol Sports
Start 1

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made top landing approach in windy conditions. Was caught by rotor and landed heavily on his back.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

10.08.2013 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot top landed but then stumbled and was dragged into stand wall.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

10.08.2013 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Newborough Beach
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Tempest

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was ground handling on sand dunes in strong wind. Pilot lost footing and was dragged into dune.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

10.08.2013 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid air collision with another paraglider pilot. Both pilots flew on.

Seriously Injured
10.08.2013 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Nevada

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost sight of another pilot in close proximity while thermalling. Lower point of Pilot's harness contacted upper surface of the other pilot's wing. Pilots moved apart and carried on flying.

Unhurt
10.08.2013 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Pontypool
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered unexpected lift on approach and made extra turn to lose height. Applied excessive brake and spun glider. Landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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