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
26.09.2009 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
P



Llangollen,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac
Eden 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot flew into sinking air while low over trees. Landed in tree tops.

None
25.09.2009 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP



Worcester Beacon,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on final approach. Glider then spun and pilot landed in tree unhurt.

None
24.09.2009 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
P



Devils Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
While pilot was coming in to land and at approx 5m above the ground another pilot attempted to launch directly in front. Pilot landed safely.

None
24.09.2009 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
P



Devils Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot carried out normal slope landing but experienced pain. Suspects aggravation of leg injury sustained week previous.

Fr leg
18.09.2009 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
P



Mam Tor,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Artax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled glider at 5m on final approach landing heavily.

Bruised back
09.09.2009 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
P



Hay Bluff,
UK

Wind Strength:
35-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst walking to lower, less windy take off with glider bunched over shoulder, glider reinflated and dragged pilot back up and over launch.

Fr tibia, fibula and patella.
08.09.2009 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Under training



Bissane,
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Everest

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stalled glider at 20m having overcorrected final turn into wind.

Slight bruising, possible pulled thigh muscle.
01.09.2009 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP



Stol,
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot took off into sinking air and allowed the glider to drift towards parked vehicles. Pilot struck vehicle on landing.

Dislocated ankle, fr fibula
01.09.2009 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP



Long Mynd,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot accidentally deployed parachute at 30m while checking deployment handle in flight.

Dislocated shoulder
31.08.2009 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP



The Warren,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Pro Design
Thesis 100

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
While flying cliffs, pilot sunk out and could no longer reach landing area. Landed in small tree without injury.

None
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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