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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
23.08.2014 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
AP
Liddington
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to 360 in a small thermal having just taken off. pilot misjudged distance to hill and collided with hillside at speed before completing the turn.

Minor Injuries
23.08.2014 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Westbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Aircross
UCross

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of his glider immediately after launch in shifting, thermic conditions. Glider turned into the hillside.

Minor Injuries
20.08.2014 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
AP, SAEI
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Having had short and uneventful tandem flight the passenger walked back to the top of the hill and complained of feeling feint. Was subsequently found to be fine after hospital visit.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries
20.08.2014 Female

Age:
43
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was ground handling with paraglider. Student inflated glider but it came up off-centre. Student moved under glider but stumbled and fell over, knocking her head.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

19.08.2014 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Perranporth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Rain, Snow
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Eagle 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Shortly after launching the pilot was caught out by a heavy rain shower. It passed quickly but the pilot was aware the glider was wet and so was cautious with the controls. After about 15 mins the glider entered a parachutal stall. Pilot tried to turn as he was over the sea and the glider entered a spin. Pilot crashed into the hillside.

Minor Injuries
16.08.2014 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP
Atherfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Zulu

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was dragged over rough ground having landed in strong winds in an area suffering from venturi effect.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15.08.2014 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
CP
Telegraph Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Twin

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged height on approach and was too low to clear barbed wire fence. Pilot put out legs to absorb impact and protect passenger. Pilot sustained leg injuries but passenger was unhurt.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Unhurt
09.08.2014 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
CP
Dungavel
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot received glider back from service centre to find an upper line had not been connected to its main line. Service centre rectified the fault.

Unhurt
08.08.2014 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
CP
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Envy

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to reverse launch glider but did not see another pilot on approach to slope landing. The launching glider made contact with the harness and body of the airborne pilot but they were able to land safely.

Unhurt
07.08.2014 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
AP
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Pilot failed to properly fasten zip on harness. While thermalling he noticed something fall from his harness. His concertina bag had fallen out. Someone else spotted it fall and was able to tell the pilot who later retrieved the bag.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 13 August 2022

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