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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
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
31.08.2009 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP



Jerbourg,
Guernsey

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was lifted by thermal while attempting to launch. He was dragged back into bystander.

Bruising
09.08.2009 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP



High and Over,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot fell out of thermal at low level behind hill. Encountered rotor on attempting to fly back to ridge.

Fr l3 vertebra
08.08.2009 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
P



Long Mynd,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was involved in mid-air collision while flying in close proximity to others during a club level competition. Both pilots involved sustained fatal injuries.

Fatal
08.08.2009 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
P



Long Mynd,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was involved in mid-air collision while flying in close proximity to others during a club level competition. Both pilots involved sustained fatal injuries.

Fatal
07.08.2009 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
CP



Morzine,
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot took off with speed system line through leg strap. Once sorted, pilot landed downwind and struck roof of house having misjudged wind direction thinking it would be the same as at take off.

Fr l3 vertebra
25.07.2009 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP



Milk Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was about to launch when another shouted stop, thinking they saw a knot. On turning back to face the glider and applying brake, pilot was lifted off his feet and back up the slope.

Fr wrist
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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