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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
01.03.2014 Male

Rating:
CP
Stannage Edge

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 3

Launch Type:
Foot
While soaring on a busy ridge the pilot found himself in a situation where he had to take rapid evasive action to avoid a collision with another paraglider. Both pilots took avoiding action and narrowly missed a collision.

Unhurt
01.03.2014 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Stanage
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Rise

Launch Type:
Foot
While ridge soaring at approx 25m AGL two gliders were heading in the same direction down the ridge. One slightly in front and lower than the other. At the end of the beat the lower, lead glider turned and was pushed out from the ridge by the terrain. The gliders narrowly missed each other.

Unhurt
19.02.2014 Male

Age:
54
Eyam edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Muse 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student applied excessive brake on landing and reversed into dry stone wall.

Unhurt
18.02.2014 Male

Age:
42
Trainor
France

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

Wing:
Advance
Alpha

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was late getting out of harness for landing and did not flare so landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

16.02.2014 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Cross Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Nevada

Launch Type:
Foot
After two attempts to take off in a cross wind the pilot managed to launch but had a knot in the upper lines of one side of the wing. Pilot managed to land safely using weight shift.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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