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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports received by the BHPA are available in summary form on this page. If you're looking for reports of formal investigations undertaken in the case of a serious incident, please visit our Incident Reports (formal investigations) page.

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

Incident reports for all wing types are displayed below in summary form.

The BHPA incident reports database is fully searchable. To refine your search you can specify a particular wing type and select "or" or "and". For example, if you want to search for paraglider incidents at Hay Bluff, for best search results select paraglider from the drop down list and the "and" option.

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If available, total hours flown and hours flown in the previous six months are included below, with the latter displayed in brackets.

There are 3175 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
07.07.2018 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
Trainee

Flying Experience:
6 years
(1 hours)

Mount Caburn Airworks training field,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Glider went offline to the left while student was practising forward launches. Student was pulled over onto left side causing damage to shoulder.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

06.07.2018 Male

Age:
61



Darley Moor Airfield,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Day one student on third flight failed to keep legs down and did not flare on landing.

Minor Injuries,
Lumbar Spine

04.07.2018 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
9 years
25 hours
(6 hours)

Anstey,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Indy

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Power Jet,
V3
Pilot had frontal collapse at 600ft while on landing approach. Pilot regained control at 60ft but struck power lines causing the pilot to pendulum underneath to the ground.

Unhurt
02.07.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
9 years
220 hours
(65 hours)

Laragne,
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence,
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Eden 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot accidentally flew leeside was was blown over village in turbulent air. Pilot landed hard and fast.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

01.07.2018 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
9 years
10 hours
(5 hours)

Basano Del Grappa,
Italy

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Epic
Pilot landed down wind at speed having changed final approach direction to avoid construction crane.

Seriously Injured,
Lumbar Spine

01.07.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
7 years
10 hours

Paradiso,
Italy

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Epic

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and turned downwind landing at speed into trees.

Seriously Injured,
Lumbar Spine

30.06.2018 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
14 years
84 hours
(3 hours)

Whitewool, Hampshire,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while attempting to dampen a surge caused by coming out of a turn in thermic conditions. Pilot lost control and crashed through trees.

Minor Injuries,
Lumbar Spine

30.06.2018 Male

Age:
55

Flying Experience:
6 years

Loose Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Student pilot slowed to minimum sink speed on approach as instructed, but failed to flare until after landing. Later conversation with student revealed only 10% vision in one eye. (i.e. poor binocular vision.)

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

29.06.2018

Workshop,
UK
Paraglider During repack the pilot noticed that the rearmost retailing elastic had been drawn inside the grommet of the middle elastic. This made extraction extremely difficult requiring significant force.

Unhurt
29.06.2018 Male

Rating:
Pilot/Coach

Flying Experience:
22 years
1430 hours
(101 hours)

Wrynose.,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota2
Pilot caught harness on rock while pushing back to the front of the ridge in weak conditions. Glider collapsed causing pilot to fall on to grassy area below. Pilot was then dragged through boulders as glider reinflated.

Minor Injuries
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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