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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 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
22.12.2008 Female

Age:
33

Rating:
CP



Hells Mouth,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot stalled glider at approx 15ft while on tow and landed heavily on back.

Fr vertebra
02.11.2008 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Novice



Ligzira,
Morocco
Paraglider

Wing:
Flying Planet
Spirit

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student let off brakes on shallow slope launch causing glider to dive forward and student struck boulder with foot.

Fr ankle
26.10.2008 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
AP



Rotang Pass,
India

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu Explorer

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was caught out by change of expected wind direction on approach. Elected to land beside river as only available option. Glider landed in river and pilot was dragged into fast flowing water. Dragged 200m before able to escape.

Bruising
24.10.2008 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP



Butser Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Brontes

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was caught out by drop in wind speed and elected to slope land. Pilot applied both brakes to avoid bushes but glider then dived forward and pilot landed heavily.

Fr foot
28.09.2008 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Novice



Wether Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Infinity

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student drifted too far back while ridge soaring and collided with stone wall.

Fr both ankles and a wrist.
28.09.2008 Male

Age:
41



Leadlich,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse then spiral to ground flying in increasingly windy and turbulent conditions.

Fr pelvis, nerve damage.
21.09.2008 Male

Rating:
P



Talybont,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot spun glider attempting low level turn having run out of landing options.

None
20.09.2008 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP



Loose Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered collapse at low level and landed in tree having come very close to another pilot who had hit severe sink.

Facial lacerations, injured knee, neck pain.
20.09.2008 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
CP



Loose Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Summit 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered severe sink in close proximity to another (lower) glider. In sinking, passed very close to other glider which subsequently collapsed and landed in a tree causing injury to the other pilot.

None
16.09.2008 Male

Age:
52



UK Paraglider During repack, emergency parachute found to be damp with mould on inner bag. Had been stored under leaking sink for 6 months.

None
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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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