Hang Glider

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 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.

or and

There are 2132 entries for paraglider wings

Displaying page 13 out of 214

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

Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
07.06.2020 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
AP
Westbury
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot launched with his helmet chinstrap unfastened. The helmet fell off but was prevented from falling by a power cable to a helmet mounted camera.

Unhurt
02.06.2020 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Pendle Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Very Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot experienced a large asymmetric collapse in thermic conditions and lost control of his wing, leading to an impact with the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Cervical Spine

02.06.2020 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Bratton Camp
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Triple Seven
Knight

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot misjudged his landing approach. In an attempt to avoid overshooting he reduced his airspeed and undertook low S turns, leading to a heavy landing.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

02.06.2020 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Leckhampton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was seen to attempt a top landing in gusty thermic conditions. The wing was seen to suffer asymmetric collapses at low level that led to the pilot impacting the hill.

Seriously Injured
01.06.2020 Male Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
A launch assistant inadvertently deployed the emergency parachute during a tandem launch. The launch was aborted with the aid of a bystander who helped to secure the wing and emergency parachute.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
28.05.2020 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Ground handling Field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was ground handling his paraglider when some lines became snagged and damaged, having been caught around the ski goggle clip on the rear of his Sup Air "Pilot" helmet. Upon inspection he found that the screw casing for the clip (set into the moulded helmet shell) was protruding beyond the shell of the helmet. This caused the snag and damage to the lines.

Unhurt
27.05.2020 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
High and Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
The wind direction changed during top landing approach. The pilot impacted hard and collided with a fence.

Minor Injuries
27.05.2020 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
CP
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Arktik

Launch Type:
Foot


Unhurt
27.05.2020 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Leckhampton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempting slope landing in light conditions landed at high ground speed and sustained injury.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

26.05.2020 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP
Tailbridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot chose to top land as the wind speed was increasing. The landing was successful but the pilot sprained his ankle on grass tussocks as he collapsed the wing.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

Go to: Incident Reports (formal investigations)
Go to: Annual Incident Analysis Reports
Last updated: 24 September 2021

Displaying page 13 out of 214

[ 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