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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 2398 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
13.01.2001

Threlkeld,
UK
Paraglider No details!

Not specified, but not life threatening.
13.01.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
CP



Blease Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Canopy suffered a front tuck in turbulent air.

Concussion, fr pelvis, pneumothorax, fr ribs
10.01.2001 Male

Age:
39



Buachaille Etive Mor,
UK

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Reports from the Scottish press of two PGs suffering collapses whilst flying in the Glencoe area.

Cuts and bruises
10.01.2001 Male



Buachaille Etive Mor,
UK

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Reports from the Scottish press of two PGs suffering collapses whilst flying in the Glencoe area.

Fractured leg
15.12.2000 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
P



Devils Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Axon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Paraglider pilot heard shouting during a soaring flight he turned to look behind at the moment that a hang gliders wing tip clipped the back of his harness. Both pilots landed safely.

None
01.10.2000 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP



Llantysellio,
UK

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
ADG
Tigra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Paraglider launched into very strong turbulent conditions and was immediately blown back over launch - he attempted to land but was dragged back over the hill.

Compression fracture of two vertebrae. sprained ankle
04.09.2000

Milk Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider No details.

Possible fr collarbone
21.07.1919 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
21 years
1000 hours
(200 hours)

Thurstaston Wirral Country Park,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2
Jogger running across the site not looking where she was going, ran over paraglider lines & almost tripped whist the equipment was being laid out for preflight inspection. No injuries.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 23 May 2024

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