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
07.05.2007 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
P



Kobala,
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Grid

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered collapse resulting in spiral with risers crossed. Deployed emergency chute which became tangled with main glider.

Fr pelvis, fr ribs
05.05.2007 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
P



Glyders,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot has no recollection of incident due to head injury.

Fr vertebra, concussion, bruising
05.05.2007 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
AP



Glyders,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Fr3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse in turbulent conditions. Glider recovered with cravatte leading to spiral. pilot deployed emergency chute but landed among rocks sustaining bruising.

Bruises
30.04.2007 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP



Coniston Old Man,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco


Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flared on landing in breeze and was lifted back up and dumped in gully.

Bruising, cut hand
28.04.2007 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
P



Mundesley,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Grid

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach in strong conditions and landed on car roof.

25.04.2007 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
AP



Cairnwell,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Mustang 1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was pulled off feet and dragged across when thermal came through during launch.

Cuts and bruises
24.04.2007 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
P



Barton-On-Sea,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to notice change in wind conditions and failed to make landing area, landing in sea in 2ft of water.

21.04.2007 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
CP



The Gyrn,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z-One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Low airtime pilot caught out by change of wind direction. Ended up flying downwind close to hill and collided with fence.

Cuts and bruises
21.04.2007 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
P



Col de Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Boomerang Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot crashed into side of mountain while scratching close in light conditions.

Fr pelvis, fr vertebrae, fr ribs, internals.
20.04.2007 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
P



St Bees Cliffs,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged wind direction and ended up losing height quicker than expected forcing him to land on a cliff. Pilot was rescued by RAF helicopter.

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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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