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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
14.05.2006 Female

Age:
53

Rating:
Novice



Muggery,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Aerodyne
Yogi

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student landed slightly downwind after a top to bottom flight and landed heavilly.

Fr tibia
12.05.2006 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
P



Bewaldeth,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bonanza

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot landed cross wind attempting to spot land at wind sock.

Stiff knee
12.05.2006 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
P



Moel Accre,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Synergy 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot decided to bottom land due to lack of lift. Landed very fast downwind having misjudged wind direction in valley.

Fr vertebra, muscle strain
10.05.2006 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Novice



White Pike,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Flite

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student did not flare fully on landing so landed quicker than expected. Stuck out foot which caught on rough ground.

Dislo ankle, fr tibia
07.05.2006 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Novice



Castle Moreton,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xact

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student stalled glider at 20 - 30 ft and landed heavily.

Fr wrist, fr l3 vertebra
05.05.2006 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
P



Shining Tor,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched into strong thermal and suffered an asymmetric collapse before being dumped back onto hill. Pilot blames overconfidence and underestimating gust strength.

Fr fibula
30.04.2006 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Novice



Woldingham Valley,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Flying Planet
Syrius

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student mistimed flare on ground skimming flight and landed heavilly.

Fr fibula
29.04.2006 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
P



Comb Gibbet,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered extreme turbulence while ridge soaring and lost control of glider. Chose to immediately throw emergency chute (at approx 200ft) and landed safely. Pilot states that numerous deployment practices at BFR saved his life.

Bruising
29.04.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP



Maiden Castle,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot hit sink while ridge soaring and slope landed. Landing was fast and heavy.

Fr ankle
29.04.2006 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP



Odonnells Rock,
Ireland

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered 50%+ asymmetric collapse at 50-60ft while on approach to top land. Glider entered rapid spiral and crashed before pilot could recover.

Fr l4 vertebra
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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