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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 2374 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
20.06.2009 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Under training



Muggery,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to execute full flare and jarred knee on landing.

Jarred knee
16.06.2009 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
CP



Windbank,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was forced to top land having encountered strong sink after losing thermal. On turning to collapse glider the pilot was lifted back up then landed heavily on straight leg.

Fractured knee
16.06.2009 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
Under training



Norcia,
Italy

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stalled glider on landing and landed heavily on back.

Fractured l2 vertebra
14.06.2009 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
P



Middle Wallop,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot suffered rotation on tow launch. Pilot swung into ground heavily before regaining normal flight.

Bruised back
04.06.2009 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
AP



Combe Gibbet,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Rebel

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered symmetric collapse on launching into thermal. Collapse reinflated asymmetrically and glider turned back into hill.

Fractured wrist
02.06.2009 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
AP



Morrone,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Cobra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered large asymmetric and then cravat while thermalling. Glider entered spiral and risers twisted. Pilot deployed parachute landing safely but was dragged 100m before getting parachute under control.

Tissue damage to ankles and calf.
25.05.2009 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
P



Col de Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse having decided to continue launch with glider not fully flying.

Bruised and scraped leg.
24.05.2009 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP



Bradwell,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was unable to take avoiding action when another pilot turned in front of him during a competition. Glider stalled on collision and pilot impacted ground heavily.

Bruised back.
24.05.2009 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP



Bradwell,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was involved in mid-air collision with another paraglider but was able to make a safe landing.

None
17.05.2009 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
P



St Cyrus,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was caught out by sink having taken off into a thermal. Pilot attempted steep slope landing but hit shoulder on uneven ground.

Dislocated shoulder, cuts.
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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