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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 2111 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
24.09.2013 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Babadag
Turkey

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

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Having failed to recover from a spin the risers twisted up and the pilot deployed his parachute. The parachute failed to open fully and the pilot hit the water hard enough to burst harness airbag. Possible issues with packing.

Unhurt
14.09.2013 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Lords Seat
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot did not notice change in wind direction and could not adjust in time for landing. Landed crosswind and caught leg on tussock of grass.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

12.09.2013 Female

Age:
32
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Fides Evo

Launch Type:
Foot
Student landed a little too fast and did not flare hard enough. Student stumbled forward onto hand.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

05.09.2013 Male

Rating:
CP
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Prion

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot struggled to launch and then flew parallel to the hillside in increasing winds. Glider suffered asymmetric collapse and turned towards the hill. Glider reinflated but pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

04.09.2013 Male

Rating:
CP
Allez Up
France
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During a parachute check it was discovered that the velcro used to alter the size of the parachute compartment had damaged the deployment bag. The velcro was refitted correctly and the parachute reinstalled.

Unhurt
02.09.2013 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
AP
Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was scratching low over trees utilising weak thermic lift. Pilot then encountered large sink and landed in the top of the trees. Branches then gave way and pilot fell 7-10m to the ground in a sitting position.

Seriously Injured:
Cervical Spine

31.08.2013 Male

Age:
66
Ditchling
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Independence
Cruiser 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did refresher top to bottom but flared to high/hard and was lifted up and landed on his back.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

30.08.2013 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
CP
Dune de Pyla
France

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Team 5
Blue MT

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot "slowed glider down" in order to reduce glide on approach. Pilot then applied even more brake and eventually the glider stalled. Pilot fell from approx 10m onto the sand.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

27.08.2013 Male

Age:
43
Leckhampton Hill
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Nova
Ra

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had asymmetric collapse below the top of the ridge and crashed into the side of the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

26.08.2013 Male

Age:
40
Chetwynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Black Magic

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Student went off line on tow and suffered probable 'lock out' at approx 70m. Student landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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