Paraglider

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 all wing types 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 3138 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
15.06.2006 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Novice



Blaenavon,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student completed flight plan and landed but twisted ankle on tussock during landing.

Spr ankle
14.06.2006 Male



West Runton,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot clipped sea defense while on landing approach having misjudged wind gradient. .

Fr arm
14.06.2006 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP



Pandy,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Safir 2000

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered large symmetric collapse at low level while on approach to slope landing. Caught out by rotor caused by wind being well off the slope.

Fr wrist, fr vertebra
12.06.2006 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
P



Chabre, Laragne,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bliss

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Comp pilot got low over trees looking for lift. Hit sink and landed in trees.

None
11.06.2006 Male

Age:
17

Rating:
Novice



Luffenham,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Parascender

Wing:
Paracommander


Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Student had fast landing and landed with feet apart.

Fr tib & fib
11.06.2006 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
AP



Plaine Joux,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse immediately after take off. Glider recovered asymmetrically and crashed into slope.

Fr l2 vertebra, internal injuries
10.06.2006 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP



Mere Bowl,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot failed to maintain proper airspeed while on approach having been object fixated by obstacles in landing field.

Fr humerus, cheek and knee
08.06.2006 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Novice



Chabre,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot entered flat spin attempting to turn tight and slow in weak lift. Threw emergency chute immediately and landed safely.

None
07.06.2006 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Novice



Rhossili,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student pulled leg muscle on landing.

Pulled quad muscle
06.06.2006 Male

Age:
50



Helvelyn,
UK
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Airprox with helicopter.

None
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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