Paraglider

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 paraglider wings 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 2405 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
01.02.2010 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
AP



UK Paraglider Pilot noticed that parachute handle on Gin Gringo Airlite harness was prone to accidental detachment if stiffener plate was at all bent.

None
23.01.2010 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
P



Monksdown,
UK

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Artax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Flying in strong and increasing winds, pilot decided to slope land. Pilot landed heavily and was dragged up slope.

Fr wrist
18.01.2010 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
CP



Tappa,
India

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was blown back over high ridge and opted to land in valley behind. Misjudged wind and landed heavily downwind.

Fr arm
09.01.2010 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
AP



Porterville,
South Africa

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 7

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered severe turbulence while searching for themal on xc. Glider collapsed at tips and sustained cravat leading to spiral. Pilot deployed parachute and landed safely.

Bruised foot
28.12.2009 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
P



Malvern,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Attempting to bottom land the pilot flew into orographic cloud and became disoriented. Pilot collided with a tree.

None
28.12.2009 Male

Age:
76

Rating:
P



High and Over,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Brontes

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach and landed heavily while still turning into wind.

Fr wrist
10.12.2009 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP



Dunstable Downs,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot got pulled back while attempting to collapse his wing in gusty conditions. Wing eventually came down over two passers-by causing one of them to sustain a cut mouth.

Cut gum/lip
22.11.2009 Male



Isle of Wight,
UK

Wind Strength:
+ 48 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Voodoo

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Untrained pilot launched glider in very strong winds while attached to a landrover by a length of rope. Glider rose quickly before being ripped off pilot by the wind. Pilot fell sustaining serious back injuries.

Multiple spinal fractures
14.11.2009 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Under training



Agrougour,
Morocco

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot collided with rocky outcrop while ridge soaring.

Fatal
05.11.2009 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP



Nigels,
Morocco

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring. Harness chest strap set to 52cm.

Fatal
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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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