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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
14.11.2004 Male

Age:
71

Rating:
CP



Perranporth

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Flame

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Glider suffered asymmetric collapse having spun at low level due to excessive control input.

Fr ribs and multiple internal
05.11.2004 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP



Devils Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had midair collision on crowded site. Glider entered spin and pilot landed heavily.

None
31.10.2004 Female

Age:
42

Rating:
CP



Middle Wallop,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Pulse

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot stalled glider while on vehicle tow launch and landed heavily.

Fr spine
18.10.2004 Female

Age:
28

Rating:
Novice



Bedlinog,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student went offline after take off and fell over.

Bruising
08.10.2004 Male



Cwm Parc,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Unknown pilot crashed while ridge soaring.

Unknown
02.10.2004 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP



Woldingham,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
Scirocco

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot caught out by wind strength over trees and blown back into rotor behind trees. Fell onto parked car.

None
26.09.2004 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
P



Woolacombe,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Hornet

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost control of glider and crashed when in a hurry to launch in strong conditions.

Fr tib
05.09.2004 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
P



Plan Praz,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse due to turbulence and crashed into rocky cliffside.

Fatal.
04.09.2004 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
CP



Mt Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot encountered unexpected (though predictable) sink while ridge soaring. This resulted in a very fast slope landing attempt.

Fr tib and fib
03.09.2004 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP



France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot failed to execute a good forward launch from a small technical take off area. Glider caught bushes and pilot crashed before taking off.

Fr ribs
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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