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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 2134 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.05.2014 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Col d'Ares
Spain
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Factor

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered strong wind gradient on final approach and suspects he may have stalled glider (possibly due to having taken wraps), while trying to "S" turn off excess height.

Seriously Injured
11.05.2014 Male

Age:
59
Ronda la Vieja
Spain

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element

Launch Type:
Foot
Student approached for a top landing. Student came in slightly cross wind and did not get fully out of harness. Student caught outstretched leg on landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

04.05.2014 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Southbourne
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot crashed into cliff having lost height in a turn. Pilot can not explain why incident occurred as glider was flying normally.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

02.05.2014 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Creag Meagaidh
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Weather had changed and wind on hill had started going across, air was effected by close proximity of upwind ridge. Pilot was caught off balance, pulled forward and downhill after glider unexpectantly pitched forward at launch. Arrested fall sustaining injury. Successful re-launch followed to land easily at base of hill.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

29.04.2014 Female

Age:
39

Rating:
P
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Icepeak 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed then almost immediately took off again. During landing and taking off the end of the chest strap became trapped in the speed system resulting in the speed system being fully applied on one side. With difficulty the pilot managed to control a long slow turn to execute a safe landing.

Unhurt
18.04.2014 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Pandy, SE Wales
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 2

Launch Type:
Foot
On approach to top landing the pilot had a mid-air collision with another paraglider at approx 10m AGL. Pilot deployed parachute but was too low. Both pilots sustained minor injuries.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

18.04.2014 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Pontlottyn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra M2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off and flew between model aircraft and its controller. Controller lost sight of model and it struck pilot on the knee.

Unhurt
14.04.2014 Male

Rating:
Pilot
The Whites
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Nevada

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged transition flight from lower cliff to upper cliff as the wind eased off. Pilot ended up on steep slope between the two cliffs. Pilot was rescued by coast guard cliff rescue team.

Unhurt
14.04.2014 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint Evo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with polystyrene model glider having flown between the model and it's controller. Model became entangled in the glider lines but the pilot was able to bottom land safely.

Unhurt
14.04.2014 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
AP
Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Boomerang x

Launch Type:
Pilot hit turbulence and glider stalled into trees. Pilot fell through trees onto slope and was unhurt.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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