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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 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 2408 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
01.09.2010 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
AP



St Andre,
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Boomerang GTO

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
While racing at low height Pilot ended up in severe leeside turbulence. Glider ended up below pilot who then threw parachute. Landed uninjured.

None
31.08.2010 Female

Age:
40

Rating:
Under training



Charlton Clumps,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
On first flight student took a few steps but then jumped before glider properly flying. Fell heavily on knee.

Torn ligaments in knee
30.08.2010 Male

Age:
40



Tinto North,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled glider at about 10m while on approach.

Back injuries
29.08.2010 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
AP



St Andre Les Alps,
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
FR3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse and subsequent cravat due to slipping trimmer. Deployed parachute but main reinflated. Pilot struggled to pull in main canopy and landed heavily in trees.

Bruised abdomen and meat and two veg!!
29.08.2010 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
AP



St Andre,
France

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra M3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged conditions on a glide and failed to leave enough height to clear tree. Pilot landed in tree without injury.

None
28.08.2010 Male

Age:
43



Staddon Heights,
UK

Wind Strength:
35-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attempted to launch from area in turbulence due to strong, gusty winds. Pilot was immediately lifted 15 to 20m into the air where he suffered an asymmetric collapse. The glider then turned and dived into the hill.

18.08.2010 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP



Tinto South,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot got into difficulties in strong wind and was seen to drift back over top of hill where he subsequently crashed.

Back injuries
15.08.2010 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
P



Aonach Mor,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova


Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered unexpected sink on approach and turned sharply to avoid parked cars. Glider stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Fr vertebra
10.08.2010 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
P



Disgwylfa Fawr,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Boomerang sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot hit sink on approach and was not able to get legs down before harness struck rock hidden by the grass.

Fr vertebra
08.08.2010 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
AP



Bradwell Edge,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Axis
Vega 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered mid-air collision with another paraglider. Luckily, both landed safely as contact was minimal.

None
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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