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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
13.06.2018 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
IPPI 4



Mount Caburn sussex,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot fell while ground handling.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

13.06.2018 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
23 years
90 hours
(12 hours)

Newhaven Cliffs,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider while attempting to launch in breezy conditions. Pilot was dragged into another glider that was waiting to launch.

Unhurt
10.06.2018 Female

Age:
36

Flying Experience:
1 hours
(1 hours)

Swanborough,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Elememt 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Whist ground-handling in a very light wind, the student was picked up by a small dust devil/thermal. She went up about 1.5m and then landed on her side hitting her head on the ground.

Minor Injuries,
Head Injuries

09.06.2018 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
8 years
20 hours

Llantysillio,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Koyot 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot overflew the small landing area due to unexpected lift then ended up worring that he wouldn't manage to cross a fence. Pilot turned left for a hard landing but hit the far side of a ditch with straight legs.

Seriously Injured,
Lumbar Spine

06.06.2018 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
45 years
1000 hours
(25 hours)

Corndon,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted a slope landing but caught foot on rock hidden in undergrowth.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

03.06.2018 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
10 years
80 hours
(12 hours)

Clough Head,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
After approximately 40 Minutes of flying pilot felt an increased amount of friction in brake line and the small ceramic keeper ring. On closer inspection of the brake line, it was apparent that it had become worn to the point of the outer sheath failing. On inspecting the keeper ring, pilot noticed that a small worn area had developed and become sharp which had over time damaged the brake line.

Unhurt
02.06.2018 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
32 years
600 hours
(2 hours)

Milk Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made a slope landing but got his foot caught on uneven ground.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

02.06.2018 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
7 years
21 hours
(14 hours)

Buttermere Festival,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sup Air
Leaf

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged landing approach in light wind conditions. Pilot ran out of landing area and collided with a food van and bystander.

Unhurt
02.06.2018 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
P



Barton Airfield,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot had asymmetric collapse at approx 30m and landed between bushes outside of the airfield.

Unhurt
02.06.2018 Male

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
49 years

Barton Airfield,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot stalled glider on approach to landing resulting in an asymmetric collapse. The glider recovered allowing the pilot to land but the glider landed on a bush.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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