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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
17.09.2017 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
32 years
500 hours
(1 hours)

Heol Senni,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Aerodyne
Shaolin

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged glide angle on approach to landing and clipped rear of vehicle.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15.09.2017 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Unqualified

Flying Experience:
7 years
2 hours
(2 hours)

Selsley,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Skin 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Unqualified pilot went to do some ground handling but attempted to do some short flights. Pilot landed awkwardly and fractured leg.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

11.09.2017 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
9 years
25 hours

Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by unexpected sink and was unable to reach the designated landing field. Pilot identified landing options but encountered further sink and landed short colliding with a building.

Unhurt
08.09.2017 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
8 years
28 hours
(8 hours)

Montmin,
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
While practising full stall the pilot released brake pressure with the glider behind him causing the glider to dive in front. The pilot fell into the glider catching his boot eyelets in the lines. Pilot deployed emergency parachute and landed safely.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

07.09.2017 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
18 years
700 hours
(60 hours)

St André les Alpes,
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Very Strong,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777Gliders
King

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged weather conditions while soaring mountain spurs waiting for a thermal during a comp. Pilot started descending rapidly and crashed onto the slope. Pilot suspects either wave or leeside air.

Seriously Injured
07.09.2017 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
12 years
260 hours
(40 hours)

France

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered sink while thermalling and while attempting to find lift, put himself in a position with no suitable landing fields. Pilot landed heavily in dry river bed.

Seriously Injured
03.09.2017 Female

Age:
13

Rating:
Trainee

Flying Experience:
9 years

Barton Airfield,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Other

Wing:
Waterbird
Mistral
Pilot became detached from tow line as drogue chute failed in strengthening wind. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
02.09.2017 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
9 years
16 hours
(3 hours)

Tailbridge,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot sat in harness, stood up to inflate glider in order to ground handle. On inflating the glider it surged forward and then turned left twisting the pilot and puling him to the ground. On trying to stand up the pilot noted his left foot was engaging the speed system.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

31.08.2017 Female

Age:
47

Flying Experience:
7 years
1 hours
(1 hours)

Muggery Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was ground handling at the bottom of the slope. Student's knee gave way resulting in the student being dragged.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

26.08.2017 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
8 years
5 hours
(5 hours)

Shining Tor,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hit sink while ridge soaring. Pilot caught foot on uneven ground while trying to turn out from the slope.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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