Paraglider

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
04.10.2007 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Novice



Merthyr,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student made too sharp a turn immediately after take off and turned back into the hill.

Fr wrist
21.09.2007 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
AP



St Andre,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 7

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered frontal collapse due to turbulent thermic conditions. Glider recovered with cravat then entered spiral. Pilot deployed emergency chute bruising foot on landing.

Bruised foot
19.09.2007 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
AP



St Andre,
France

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot experienced switching wind conditions on approach to land causing him to alter approach direction. Wind changed again and pilot span glider attempting to get back into wind.

Dislo elbow, fr elbow, detached ligaments and fr vertebra.
15.09.2007 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Novice



Muggery,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student suffered asymmetric while on top to bottom. Turned heavily into hill.

5 fr vertebrae
15.09.2007 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP



Chabre Laragne,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
While thermalling, pilot entered spiral and did not recover before impact.

Fatal.
12.09.2007 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP



Plan Fait Annecy,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Icaro
Incanto

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had asymmetric collapse while thermalling. Over correction lead to spin and spiral. pilot deployed emergency chute and landed safely.

None
12.09.2007 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Novice



Ballygown Arran,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Joker

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student fell over after glider inflated asymmetrically .

Pulled shoulder muscle
11.09.2007 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
P



Llangollen,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On launch, wing came up unevenly resulting in the pilot being dragged.

Fr fibula
09.09.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Novice



Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Pegas
Arcus 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student struggled to ground glider after good flight and landing. Was then pulled over.

Torn muscle
08.09.2007 Female

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice



Hells Mouth,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student stumbled when turning to regain control of wing that had gone off to one side during reverse launch.

Fr elbow, knee ligament damage
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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