Paraglider

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 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.

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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 2374 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
03.07.2011 Male

Age:
23

Rating:
AP



UK

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at low level while approaching to land. Fell heavily.

Fr pelvis
02.07.2011 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP



Wardon Bay,
UK

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Attis 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost height attempting to get into harness. Pilot struck cliff.

Fr wrist
27.06.2011 Female

Age:
31

Rating:
Under training



Muggery Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew through strong thermal on top to bottom flight and suffered symmetric front collapse. Landed heavily.

Winded
22.06.2011 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
P



Plan Fait,
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was caught out by strengthening wind and flew into turbulent air. Crashed heavily into trees.

Fr vertebrae, fr sternum and rib.
17.06.2011 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
P



Black Knowe Head,
UK

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot entered stall while descending through heavy rain in strong, gusty conditions. Landed heavily.

Fr vertebra
14.06.2011 Female

Age:
50

Rating:
AP



Mere,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost control of glider after asymmetric collapse and landed heavily.

Fr vertebra
14.06.2011 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
P



Druim na Creige,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot took off in windy conditions and found he was unable to penetrate as expected. Was blown back into turbulent air and landed on wall. PLF saved further injury.

Fr pelvis
04.06.2011 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Under training



Skeagh,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot inflated glider asymmetrically and was pulled over onto shoulder.

Dislocated shoulder and chipped bone.
01.06.2011 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
AP



Milk Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Rebel

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered large asymmetric while at low level and impacted hard. Conditions had become thermic and turbulent.

Fr vetrbrae, fr femur and fr ribs.
29.05.2011 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
P



Plan Fait,
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot slowed glider too much during fast slope landing and stalled glider at approx 2m landing heavily on arm.

Fr radius and ulna
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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