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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 paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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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 2405 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
16.03.2012 Male

Age:
53



Agruegour,
Morocco

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Despite being told to head out to landing area, student continued to attempt to soar. Student lost height and was forced to make cross slope landing to avoid power lines.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

12.03.2012 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
17 years
192 hours

Bradwell Edge,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made two failed launch attempts before finally managing to become airborne under control.

Unhurt
11.03.2012 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
35 years
800 hours

Leadlich,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched in variable conditions and suffered an asymmetric collapse shortly after launch. Glider then stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
11.03.2012 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
14 years
120 hours

Driffield Airfield,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot went off line during tow launch. Winch operator cut the line but pilot did not control the dive and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
08.03.2012 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
21 years
139 hours

Portland West,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot underestimated the change in wind direction and landed heavily crosswind on rising ground.

Seriously Injured,
Thoracic Spine

01.02.2012 Male

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
14 years
15 hours

Taunton Repack,
UK
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4
During a deployment and repack session the pilot found his parachute would not deploy. It was found to be incorrectly packed. It was then repacked correctly.

Unhurt
09.01.2012 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
P



Bishop Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot inflated glider in gusty conditions and was lifted up and dumped down on shoulder.

Fr collarbone
09.01.2012 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
26 years
460 hours

Bishop Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot built a wall with his paraglider in preparation to launch. As he launched the glider a gust of wind lifted him off his feet and he fell heavily on his shoulder.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.01.2012 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Under training



Ditchling Beacon,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 110-130

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to flare on landing and slid in seated catching foot in soft earth.

Fr fibula and tibia
08.01.2012 Male

Age:
41



Ditchling Beacon,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not flare on landing and stayed in seated position. Caught foot under harness seat.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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