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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
06.08.2008 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
P



Chabre,
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled/spun wing while thermalling while still close to hill. Impacted heavily.

Fr pelvis
04.08.2008 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Novice



Joint Services Centre,
UK
Paraglider Student landed awkwardly while doing PLF training. On mats on grass.

Fr scapula
31.07.2008 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Novice



Limerstone,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student went off line slightly on landing and landed heavily.

Fr finger
27.07.2008 Female

Age:
54

Rating:
Novice



Saddlecombe,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student landed heavily without flaring having encountered buoyant air while on low hop flight.

Fr ankle and spr ankle.
27.07.2008 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
P



Rowl Gate,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova


Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot flew into a tree then fell through branches and hit a wall.

Fr tib and fib
26.07.2008 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Novice



Muggery Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student forgot to flare on landing.

Fr ankle
23.07.2008 Male

Rating:
CP



UK Paraglider

Wing:
Icaro
Incanto
After experiencing some unusual flight behaviour, pilot had glider checked and found several lines were up to 45mm longer than spec. Glider fine now re-trimmed.

None
15.07.2008 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
CP



Col de la Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Kiss

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had mid air with another paraglider while thermalling.

None
15.07.2008 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP



Col de la Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had mid-air with another paraglider while thermalling.

None
10.07.2008 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
Novice



Rabou,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flared asymmetrically causing swing to one side and one-legged landing.

Fr ankle
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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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