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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
15.07.2008 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
CP



Col de la Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Kiss

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had mid air with another paraglider while thermalling.

None
15.07.2008 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP



Col de la Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had mid-air with another paraglider while thermalling.

None
10.07.2008 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
Novice



Rabou,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flared asymmetrically causing swing to one side and one-legged landing.

Fr ankle
17.06.2008 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Novice



Gallounet,
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student was blown back over ridge in breezy conditions and landed in a tree.

Bruising and grazes
15.06.2008 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Novice



Muggery,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Karma M

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student accidentally induced pitch while getting into harness just prior to slope/top landing. Did not flare enough when landing.

Fr ankle
15.06.2008 Female

Age:
34

Rating:
CP



Bradwell,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Yeti

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was dragged over wall and fence having tried to forward launch in reverse launch conditions.

Fr elbow
11.06.2008 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
AP



St Catherines Down,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Speed 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Having just taken off on a tandem flight the glider flew through a lull which forced the pilot to land on a lower shelf. The passengers feet became tangled in undergrowth causing both pilot and passenger to fall.

None
09.06.2008 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
P



Bo Peep,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Axis
Vega 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had mid-air collision with hang glider pilot while thermalling. Became wrapped up on hang glider so threw emergency chute.

Sprained ankle, minor cuts.
07.06.2008 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Novice



Darley Moor,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element S

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went off line slightly during low (3m) towed flights. Winch powered off and student landed awkwardly.

Fr leg
06.06.2008 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
P



Buttermere Moss,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Aerodyne
Jumbe 29

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged wind conditions on final approach and landed short, hitting car in car park.

None
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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