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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
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.
16.05.2009 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP



Ceret,
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot did not carry out proper pre-flight checks and failed to notice brake line snag resulting in severe turn and loss of glide. Pilot landed in tree.

Bruised arm and shins
04.05.2009 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
P



Atherfield,
UK

Wind Strength:
35-40 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zoom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot crashed while attempting ridge run in windy and turbulent conditions. At the time of the crash the wind had increased to 20 plus mph and was significantly off the hill.

Fr wrists, elbow and pelvis
02.05.2009 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Under training



Rhossili,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Paratech
P25

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to follow flight plan and attempted to soar ridge. Got blown back and turned downwind before impacting heavily.

Fr vetrebrae
26.04.2009 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
CP



Crete Road West,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On launching, pilot was dragged sideways across the hillside.

Fr ribs, fr scapula and pneumothorax.
26.04.2009 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP



Mt Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
While attempting to reverse launch pilot was lifted by gust/thermal while still facing in a rearward direction. Pilot lost control of glider and crashed from approx 10-15ft.

Dislocated ankle
25.04.2009 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
P



Gyrn Moelfre,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
UP


Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was caught out by thermal while launching and was dragged into stone wall. Helmet prevented serious injury.

Bruised shoulder
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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