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
07.07.2013 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP
Whitewool
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Spider

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was distracted while on approach by another paraglider ground handling his wing. Pilot turned into wind too low and with too much ground speed. Landed heavily. The cow was not involved!

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

07.07.2013 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Fan Gyhirych
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Swift

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot inflated glider but had a brake line caught. He tried to deflate glider but was lifted off the hill. Glider turned and pilot crashed downwind on top of the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

07.07.2013 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered mid air collision with another paraglider on busy site. Both landed safely.

Unhurt
07.07.2013 Male Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on approach then stalled glider in from approx 20m.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

07.07.2013 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Cairnwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot set up for reverse launch on rocky hillside. As he inflated the glider a wingtip snagged on the rocks and the glider was lifted by a thermal gust. The pilot lost control and was lifted and crashed down repeatedly before coming to rest in an unconscious state. He was attended by other pilots.

Seriously Injured
05.07.2013 Male

Rating:
CP
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was seen to be flying with excessive brake throughout his flight. Eventually landed in a tree.

Unhurt
05.07.2013 Male

Rating:
CP
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was flying with excessive brake and then suffered asymmetric collapse. Glider recovered from collapse but then stalled to ground.

Seriously Injured
02.07.2013 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Azinha
Portugal

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to glide to the upwind side of a ridge to find a thermal but was hit by sink before getting over the ridge. This put the pilot on the lee side of the ridge. Pilot tried to escape but suffered 60%asymmetric collapse and was turned into the ground from about 15m.

Seriously Injured
18.06.2013 Male

Age:
52
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element

Launch Type:
Foot
Student told to fly into wind for landing by instructor but elected to do one more figure 8. Student landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

16.06.2013 Male

Age:
48
Firle
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Independence
Cruiser 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student fell over while ground handling.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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