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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 2374 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
17.10.2006 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Novice



Col De Bleyne,
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Flying Planet
Syrius

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched but wing came up unevenly causing pilot to go off to one side landing heavily .

Bruised thigh
13.10.2006 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
P



St Andre,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot stumbled back having landed and put excessive weight on outstretched hand/wrist.

Fr wrist
06.10.2006 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP



Kyrenia,
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot missed tangled line during pre-flight check. Took off and glider turned to left. Pilot stalled glider while trying to maintain safe course.

Fr l1 vertebra
04.10.2006 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
Novice



Perranporth,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
During top landing approach, student drifted off-line toward higher ground. Student struck edge of sand dune.

Fr ankle
28.09.2006 Male

Age:
20

Rating:
Novice



Bedlinog,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student turned wrong way on reverse launch and lost control in trying to recover. Student was dragged over some rocks before regaining control.

Grazed calf
22.09.2006 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
P



Lake Ohrid,
Macedonia

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot almost drowned after landing in water while on acro course. No life jackets were used and pilot found himself floating face down. Rescue consisted of a rowing boat so took some time to reach pilot.

Near drowning, fr rib, damaged lung
17.09.2006 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Novice



Warren Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Glider overshot student during reverse inflation then collapsed. Glider reinflated pulling student over and injuring foot.

Fr foot
07.09.2006 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP



White Rocks,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed in sea and was seen to attempt to recover glider rather than swim clear. Pilot subsequently drowned.

Fatal.
01.09.2006 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP



Luchon,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot crashed into building while on approach to landing. Suffered serious back injuries possibly exacerbated by presence of non-flexible items and water container in harness back pocket.

Fr vertebrae t8 - t12
24.08.2006 Female

Age:
19

Rating:
Novice



Merthyr Common,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student began launch but released risers too soon. Student was pulled over temporarily dislocating shoulder.

Dislo shoulder
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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