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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
19.03.2009 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
P



Malvern,
UK

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mamboo L

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot twisted ankle while turning during reverse launch.

Bruised ankle
16.03.2009 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP



Milk Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient


Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered mid-air collision with another paraglider causing glider to collapse and fall to ground.

Tissue damage to back
16.03.2009 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Under training



Milk Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered mid-air collision with another paraglider resulting in both falling to the ground.

Tissue damage to back
15.02.2009 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP



Butser West,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z-One

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had mid-air with large scale model but landed safely and without injury.

None
11.02.2009 Male

Age:
73

Rating:
Novice



Muggery, west slope.,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to flare on straight hop flight landing heavily.

Damaged ankle
11.02.2009 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
CP



Cwmtydu,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Super Space 27

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot caught out by reduced lift due to wind being further off than expected. Pilot lost height and was forced to land on rocks at base of cliff.

Fr heel, bruising.
10.01.2009 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP



Les Tieilles,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot altered approach at last minute due to glider ground handling in chosen approach path. Resulted in low turn and probable out of wind landing.

Fr t1 vertebra
02.01.2009 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP



Farway,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was turned into hill having encountered unexpected turbulence.

Fr heel.
30.12.2008 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP



Barkin Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot encountered severe sink immediately after takeoff and landed heavily.

Dislocated shoulder
22.12.2008 Female

Age:
33

Rating:
CP



Hells Mouth,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot stalled glider at approx 15ft while on tow and landed heavily on back.

Fr vertebra
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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