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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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
21.01.2014 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Zarzal-la-Victoria
Colombia

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Rain, Snow
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
While on speedbar in sinking air between thermals glider had frontal collapsed then dived and rotated partially trapping pilot's hand. Pilot threw parachute immediately but could not disable canopy. Parachute was flying backwards and pilot landed hard on his back.

Minor Injuries
11.01.2014 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP
Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha

Launch Type:
Foot
While soaring in crowded conditions, pilot had mid air collision with another paraglider. Both gliders suffered small asymmetric collapses but both recovered immediately and the pilots continued flying.

Unhurt
01.01.2014 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 7

Launch Type:
Foot
Using a particular 'cross brake' reverse launch technique, pilot found that the brake line was getting caught in the magnetic keepers for the brake handles. Pilot noted that others had had similar problems. Pilot modified keepers.

Unhurt
30.11.2013 Male

Age:
17

Rating:
None
Field Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot was being static towed behind a vehicle when the tow rope snapped while he was at approx 10m. Glider dived, had a frontal collapse and the pilot swung into the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

20.11.2013 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP
Bir/Billing
India
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta

Launch Type:
Foot


Fatal
13.11.2013 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Haresfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had asymmetric collapse and then spun into the ground before being bounced and dragged.

Seriously Injured
11.11.2013 Male

Age:
67
Agruegour
Morocco

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was on soaring flight under instruction with the intention of maintaining height. At the end of one beat the student continued the turn as if to 360. Instructed to turn away but did not. Student flew into the side of the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

10.11.2013 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was flying with large amount of brake while coming in to land at approx 2m off the ground. At this moment a tandem glider passed in front and the paraglider stalled dropping the pilot on his back.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

04.11.2013 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Pleinmont North
Guernsey

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed on grassy plateaux as wind appeared to be dropping. Before he turned to face the glider a gust hit and dragged the pilot back and over rocky terrain and then over a 6m drop onto rocks.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

02.11.2013 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 1

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off in windy conditions and became pinned above the launch area. he then flew back into the leeside rotor and crash heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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