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 2408 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
05.09.2007 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
P



Bell Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was caught out by gust during reverse launch which dragged him back into a parked car before glider brought under control.

None
02.09.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
P



Woldingham,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Arcane

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted heavily.

Fatal.
26.08.2007 Male

Rating:
Novice



Truleigh Hill

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
While on launch run during a forward launch, canopy suffered asymmetric and pulled student over onto shoulder.

Fr clavicle
26.08.2007 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
P



Corndon,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Trango 2.1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot fell out of thermal while close to hillside and crashed heavily.

Fr ribs, internal injuries
25.08.2007 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
P



Cassino,
Italy

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Glider stalled at 3m while on finals and pilot landed heavily in seated position.

Fr vertebra
24.08.2007 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice



Blaenavon,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student tripped on landing.

Cuts, grazed knee
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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