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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 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 3175 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
22 years
500 hours
(10 hours)

Combe Gibbet,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off but due to thermic activity masking the true wind direction he did not realise the wind was off the slope. Shortly after take-off the pilot sustained an asymmetric collapse that turned him into the hill.

Seriously Injured
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
20 years
160 hours
(5 hours)

N/a,
UK
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota
During a kit inspection as part of guided XC week pilot discovered his parachute had been incorrectly mounted by a service centre. The parachute was impossible to deploy as the bridle had been routed down the right side of the harness and the deployment handle on the left.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Female

Age:
24



Gribbles,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student fell over during an aborted launch. Student was able to continue training.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
6 years
26 hours
(26 hours)

Firle, UK,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot with ridge on his right had mid-air collision with low airtime pilot. The low airtime pilot appeared to take no avoiding action despite having eye contact resulting in wing tips colliding. Pilot with ridge on right landed heavily but was unhurt.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
9 years
45 hours
(13 hours)

Westbury,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 6

Launch Type:
Foot
While thermalling at low level pilot had a mid-air collision with another paraglider who was ridge soaring. Pilots took avoiding action at the last moment resulting in wing tips brushing against each other. Pilots continued flying.

Unhurt
21.03.2019 Male

Age:
22

Flying Experience:
5 years

Bedlinog,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Whist ground handling a student inflated his glider but tried to turn too early resulting in a collapse. During the collapse the risers brushed passed the students helmet inadvertently unfastening the new type buckle. Concurrently a line caught the helmets goggle strap (rear of helmet) and pulled the helmet from the students head.

Unhurt
21.03.2019 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
33 years
2000 hours
(30 hours)

Captain Cooks,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Meru

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed safely in a stock-free field and was then confronted by an irate farmer who threatened to damage his glider, standing on it in the process.

Unhurt
20.03.2019 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
34 years
1000 hours
(25 hours)

Merthyr Common,
UK

Wind Strength:
25-30 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Bion

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched tandem in windy conditions and was immediately lifted off with passenger. Pilot could not see as passenger harness had become stuck over the Quick-Out karabiners obscuring the pilot's vision. Pilot was able to land after a short beat but fell on passenger on landing.

Pilot:
Unhurt

Passenger:
Minor Injuries
20.03.2019 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
25 years

Eype,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was practising wing overs close to a costal cliff when his glider suffered an asymmetric collapse. The pilot crashed into the cliff but was subsequently able to relaunch.

Unhurt
20.03.2019 Male

Age:
57



Muggery Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was practicing forward launches in phase 2 of the EP. This was the student's fourth inflation. The student lost his footing on the inflation and fell awkwardly pulling his left calf muscle.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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