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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
26.05.2007 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
P



Wether Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered a 60% asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted heavily before glider could recover.

Fatal.
26.05.2007 Male



Perranporth,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Atis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student being trained by unqualified pilot stalled glider at 30ft trying to maintain height in light conditions.

Fr vertebra
25.05.2007 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP



Blorenge,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Pro Design
Effect

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot landed safely in alternate field as strengthening wind prevented landing in chosen field. Pilot was then approached by farmer claiming a horse had been injured.

23.05.2007 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP



Bewaldeth,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 80ft in windy, gusty conditions. Glider recovered at 40ft with full twist in risers. glider now being blown back, pitching and rolling violently. stability gained just as pilot touches down.

None
21.05.2007 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Novice



Mam Tor,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot ran out of landing area and decided to jump a stone wall rather than land crosswind. Pilot hit wall.

Fr ankle
20.05.2007 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP



Merthyr,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus
Pilot was sat down clipped in with wing laid out as wind was v light. Sudden gust of 25mph and 90 degrees off prevailing, lifted glider and pulled pilot down slope.

2 fr vertebra, fr ribs, punc lung.
19.05.2007 Female

Age:
56

Rating:
CP



Cabo Santa Pola,
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Primax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched glider in strong gusty conditions. Glider jerked violently to one side causing shoulder damage before pilot was dragged.

Fr shoulder
07.05.2007 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
P



Kobala,
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Grid

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered collapse resulting in spiral with risers crossed. Deployed emergency chute which became tangled with main glider.

Fr pelvis, fr ribs
05.05.2007 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
P



Glyders,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot has no recollection of incident due to head injury.

Fr vertebra, concussion, bruising
05.05.2007 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
AP



Glyders,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Fr3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse in turbulent conditions. Glider recovered with cravatte leading to spiral. pilot deployed emergency chute but landed among rocks sustaining bruising.

Bruises
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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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