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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 2405 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
22.06.2010 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
P



Eype,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Helicopter passed close to paraglider pilots soaring the cliffs.

None
21.06.2010 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
P



Snowdon,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot became disoriented went off course during flight down Snowdon. Suffered asymmetric collapses on lee of spur.

Fractured feet, legs, pelvis and spine.
18.06.2010 Male

Age:
21

Rating:
Under training



Blaenavon,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student overcorrected shortly after take off resulting in pendulum into hillside. No injuries.

None
17.06.2010 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
CP



Treak Cliff,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst ridge soaring on a thermic day, pilot heard contact with his wing. Had made contact with another pilot who was higher and flying in opposite direction. Had not seen other pilot.

None
17.06.2010 Female

Age:
21

Rating:
Under training



Treak Cliff,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Logic

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student misjudged vertical separation while ridge soaring and failed to turn away before scraping over top of oncoming glider. Both carried on flying.

None
17.06.2010 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
P



Pandy,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Geo 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged wind gradient on landing and overshot landing area. Struck railway sleeper on landing.

Fr tib and fib
12.06.2010 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP



Devils Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had been seen to be flying erratically before flying at speed into the hillside.

Fractured vertebra
12.06.2010 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Under training



Abinton West,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Paramania


Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student misjudged landing and hit parked car.

Bruised shin
07.06.2010 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
P



Stol,
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Rebel

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on leaving a thermal. Glider did not recover as expected and entered spiral dive. Pilot was aware of low altitude so threw parachute.

Compressed vertebra
06.06.2010 Female

Age:
68

Rating:
AP



Stol,
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zoom

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot got too low in competition and could not make landing field. Landed in tree.

None
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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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