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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 2346 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
04.09.2004 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
CP



Mt Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot encountered unexpected (though predictable) sink while ridge soaring. This resulted in a very fast slope landing attempt.

Fr tib and fib
03.09.2004 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP



France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot failed to execute a good forward launch from a small technical take off area. Glider caught bushes and pilot crashed before taking off.

Fr ribs
02.09.2004 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Novice



Compton Bowl,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew into bush having misjudged landing approach.

Fr heal
27.08.2004 Male

Age:
53



UK Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron
Primary control pulley found to have failed (brake handle pulley). Pin dislodged and block missing.

None
27.08.2004 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
CP



Montmin,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had midair while thermalling. Poor lookout by both pilots.

None
14.08.2004 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP



Brantside,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot inflated glider to feel the air and was lifted off his feet and thrown into a boulder, he was then dragged into a dry stone wall before being dragged through the wall which then fell on top of him!.

Dislo finger, bruising, back spasm
14.08.2004 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Novice



Ruddlers West,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student failed to properly collapse glider after successful flight and landing. He was then dragged 20m by a gust of wind. Continued training for rest of day.

Scratches and bruising
14.08.2004 Male

Rating:
Novice



Steyning Bowl,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider Student bruised shoulder while attempting a PLF, though told only to watch and wait at this point.

Bruised shoulder
10.08.2004 Female

Age:
48

Rating:
CP



Mere Rifle Range,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Exact

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered turbulence and landed heavily wearing trainers and carrying ballast.

Fr foot
07.08.2004 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
AP



Kip Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Avax Rs

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had mid air while thermalling in competition. Some damage to other pilots wing.

None
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Last updated: 30 November 2023

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