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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 2132 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
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

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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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