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
12.04.2007 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP



Blorenge,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot 360d with insufficient height above ridge. Landed heavily downwind on top of ridge.

Spr ankle
10.04.2007 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP



Plaine Joux,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu S

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse when entering lift. Glider entered spin/spiral and pilot hit slope before regaining control. pilot was over weight range which may have hindered recovery in this instance.

Fr femur, tib and fib
09.04.2007 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
P



Bee Sands,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Grid

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot dislocated shoulder while collapsing glider after landing.

Dislo shoulder
08.04.2007 Rating:
Novice



Muggery,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 27

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student sat down on landing and twisted ankle.

Fr ankle
07.04.2007 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Novice



Steyning Bowl,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Coral

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student was caught out by gust while preparing to launch and was dragged through nettles.

Grazes and muscle strain
06.04.2007 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP



Butser North,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had mid-air with model aircraft. No damage sustained. .

06.04.2007 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Novice



Beddingham,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student lifted legs during practice inflation run and came down on backside.

Bruised back
06.04.2007 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP



Beddingham,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot struck fence post with foot while ridge soaring.

Fr tib/fib
06.04.2007 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP



Wether Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was dragged on landing in strong winds having failed to properly collapse glider.

Fr rib
05.04.2007 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP



Wether Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilots suffered mid-air while ridge soaring close to ridge top and became entangled in each others gliders. Landed heavily but with no injuries. very lucky!

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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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