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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 3142 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
15.04.2018 Male

Age:
67

Flying Experience:
6 years

El Bosque,
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student forward launched, but did not keep running forwards in launch stage. As a result the glider overtook him, the student then tried to correct the situation by running under the glider. It then suffered an asymmetric collapse as he ran under the wing and was lifted approx 2 feet off the ground and landed on his side.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.04.2018 Female

Age:
62

Flying Experience:
7 years
2 hours
(2 hours)

Mount Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Student pilot was on approach to spot landing target in a large landing field with radio guidance on approach from CFI on launch and TI in the landing field. Student was instructed to get feet down early to overcome difficulty getting out of harness. Student was approaching with too much brake and stalled glider.

Seriously Injured,
Thoracic Spine

14.04.2018 Female

Age:
46

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
7 years
10 hours
(1 hours)

Whitestones,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched glider but failed to properly gain control. Pilot was lifted with twisted risers then dropped.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

14.04.2018 Male

Age:
56

Flying Experience:
(1 hours)

High and over,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student got airboure unintentionally, turned into wind, and landed on the side of the hill putting his arm out.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.04.2018 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
21 years
1000 hours
(22 hours)

Bleasee Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Strong,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had a collapse on right wing while thermalling left. In attempting to rectify the collapse the pilot spun the glider. There was insufficient height for the glider to fully recover before the pilot impacted the slope.

Seriously Injured,
Lumbar Spine

13.04.2018 Male

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
35 years
1200 hours

Bridge of don sand dunes,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Peak 2
On downwind leg while dune soaring wind lessened. Pilot turned into wind to land not quite into wind tripped on landing extended left arm in sand breaking wrist.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

13.04.2018 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
17 years
600 hours
(30 hours)

North Luffenham,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 5

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Hill pilot on tow conversion. When line slackened for pilot to correct drift, drogue parachute started twisting/spinning. When releasing from the line, the tow bridal had twisted around the ring preventing the line from being released. Pilot successfully "S"-ed off height and landed without incident. Knott in drogue line found to be cause.

Unhurt
11.04.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
50 hours
(5 hours)

Babadag,
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Triple Seven
Knight

Launch Type:
Foot
With all settings as per manual, glider response to SIV manoeuvres was well in excess of EN requirements for B rated glider. Symmetric and asymmetric collapses gave recovery characteristics of EN D.

Unhurt
09.04.2018 Male

Age:
60

Flying Experience:
6 years
3 hours
(2 hours)

Beklemeto STH,
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
EPIC

Launch Type:
Foot
Glider pitched on landing approach and student failed to flare.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

29.03.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
7 years
87 hours
(25 hours)

Horden,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sup Air
Leaf

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was coastal soaring and on crossing a headland, encountered rotor turbulence forcing him down. Pilot assumed he was high enough to avoid the turbulence.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 19 April 2024

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