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 2069 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
31.05.2013 Male

Age:
34
Beddingham
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot
Student made good launch but twisted ankle while running.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

22.05.2013 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Hayle Towans
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Little Cloud
Spiruline 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was "too lazy" to walk up and so decided to top land. Was caught out by rotor and glider sustained a full frontal collapse. Pilot impacted hard from 10m.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

20.05.2013 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
CP
Planfait
France

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off in thermic and turbulent conditions. Glider suffered an asymmetric collapse and the pilot did not counter the dive. Glider suffered second asymmetric collapse and again pilot did not counter the dive. Pilot crashed heavily into trees.

Fatal:
Feet, Legs

19.05.2013 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
AP
Lords Seat
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Peak 2

Launch Type:
Foot
While thermalling Pilot was caught out by rotor from rounded knoll some 150m in front. Glider stalled in rotor and fell vertically from 15m. Pilot landed heavily

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

19.05.2013 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
Model Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Oasis

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot became too close to the hill while scratching in weak lift. Pilot caught foot on rock.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

19.05.2013 Male

Rating:
CP
Model Ridge
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Oasis

Launch Type:
Foot
Incident not witnessed. Pilot called for help having turned into the hill approx 20m from the top of the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

17.05.2013 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Mercury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Kiss

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to land in strong wind in an area known to be turbulent when the wind was strong. Glider stalled at approx 3-5m and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

17.05.2013 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Mercury
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Airwave
Kiss

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to top land due to increase in wind strength and shift in wind direction. Pilot caught out by rotor causing wing to slew sideways on approach. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

06.05.2013 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Jenkin Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 7

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot carried out a reverse launch but was lifted off his feet before turning into wind. Pilot decided to stall wing as he was only 10cm off the ground. Pilot pulled fully on both brakes but one of the brakes slipped from his gloved hand causing the glider to spin violently. Pilot was dragged a little.

Unhurt
06.05.2013 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
AP
Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Hornet

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Glider went off line during tow launch and suffered an asymmetric collapse at low level. Driver backed off power but pilot landed heavily on his back.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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