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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 2088 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
10.06.2013 Male

Age:
57
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot
While on first inflation walk forwards the student lifted his legs and came down on his backside. Student bent finger.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

10.06.2013 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Wrekin
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Factor

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to launch glider in windy conditions but was dragged back and over spine ridge. Pilot unhurt.

Unhurt
09.06.2013 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Corndon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had not noticed wind change in direction and speed while approaching for top landing. Pilot had to use wing to jump fence but got caught on barbed wire before slipping on the other side of the fence and being dragged.

Unhurt
08.06.2013 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
AP
Treak Cliff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
In gusty thermic conditions the pilot fastened his leg straps and turned to face his glider in order to prevent it from inflating. Pilot found he could not prevent it inflating and was lifted into the air and flipped upside down. Pilot banged head on the ground. Was assisted by another pilot.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

07.06.2013 Male

Age:
34
Parlick
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot unknowingly flew into an area of lee rotor. Pilot fell from approx 7m.

Seriously Injured
06.06.2013 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Escape
S'tream

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered multiple collapses while attempting to top land in turbulent and thermic conditions. Pilot fell from 8m and was then dragged.

Seriously Injured
02.06.2013 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Rushup Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bi Golden

Launch Type:
Foot
While coming in for a slope landing the wind changed to a slight tail wind and the pilot encountered significant sink. Pilot landed fast with his leg extended.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

02.06.2013 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made turn above a group of paragliding students on the ground. As he passed over one of the students launched his wing. The pilot's feet became tangled in the glider and he braked and landed safely. Student admitted they did not look before launching.

Unhurt
01.06.2013 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
XClent
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Nova
Factor 2

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot tripped while on takeoff run. Fell and broke arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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

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Last updated: 14 May 2021

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