Paraglider

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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.

or and

There are 2808 entries for all wing types

Displaying page 37 out of 281

[ Top ] - [ Prev ] - [ Next ] - [ Bottom ]

Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
25.09.2018 Male

Age:
65
Longstone Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Macpara
Muse 1

Launch Type:
Foot
Student tripped while running after a forward launch.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24.09.2018 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
Chalvet west
France

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Yeti 4

Launch Type:
Foot
On launching the right leg strap buckle became undone and pilot could not refasten it inflight. Pilot decided to land immediately. On inspection of the flat plate buckle pilot decided it had not been correctly fastened and had not been noticed due to insufficient pre-flight check.

Unhurt
24.09.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP
Saint Vincent
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched with slow airspeed and glider suffered a large asymmetric collapse. Pilot fell 20ft to road below take-off.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

24.09.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
AP
Dungiven west
United Kingdom
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro 2000
Laminar 2000

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot successfully deployed drogue, attached to left shoulder strap, for a downslope landing. Pilot found glider impossible to turn and crashed onto a road having flown under telephone lines and over a hedge.

Minor Injuries
16.09.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Algodonales south east
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Attempting to avoid imminent rain, pilot opted to land upwind of the landing field. Pilot suspects he stalled the wing on approach but has not memory of the events.

Minor Injuries:
Pelvis

13.09.2018 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
EP
Swyre Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo5

Launch Type:
Foot
In focussing on getting his legs down for landing the student lost track of his altitude and flared too high, landing heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Thorax

13.09.2018 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered small asymmetric collapse having passed behind another paraglider. Collapse was over-controlled and glider entered a spin. Pilot was swung into the hill and was then dragged. The wind had gone off the slope and was gusting.

Seriously Injured
12.09.2018 Male

Age:
41
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student became 'object fixated' on approach and caught his leg on the mud guard of a trailer.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

02.09.2018 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
EP
High & Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Evolution

Launch Type:
Foot
Student had midi collision with another paraglider pilot while ridge soaring. Glider wing tips brushed together. Both pilots landed safely.

Unhurt
31.08.2018 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Unknown
East Knoyle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
GTX

Engine:
Parajet
Zenith

Launch Type:
Powered
Glider seen going from stable flight into wing-over maneuver which progressed into deep spiral dive, which pilot was unable to recover. Rapid loss of height resulting in impact to ground and adjacent power lines.

Fatal
Go to: Incident Reports (formal investigations)
Go to: Annual Incident Analysis Reports
Last updated: 25 July 2021

Displaying page 37 out of 281

[ Top ] - [ Prev ] - [ Next ] - [ Bottom ]

 

Purchase the BHPA Pilot Handbook Visit the BHPA Pilot Development website Submit an incident report to the BHPA and EHPU

 

The BHPA is a member of the Royal Aero Club The BHPA is a member of the European Hang Gliding & Paragliding Union Drone Safe - Drone Code Subscribe to GASCO Flight Safety, a monthly safety update on all recreational flying safety matters