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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
07.07.2004

UK Paraglider During repack it was discovered that pilot had connected maillon at end of chute bridle to second handle on deployment bag as well as to harness bridles. Impossible to deploy as result.

None
06.07.2004 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
AP



Westbury,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vulcan

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot experienced severe turbulence causing wing to collapse, probably due to lee side rotor. Pilot landed heavily.

Fr wrist
05.07.2004 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
P



Frocester,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost control of glider when reverse launching in gusty, thermic condotions and was dragged 30m.

Bruised shoulder
23.06.2004 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP



Ronda La Vieja,
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot turned wrong way on forward launch causing risers to be twisted. Pilot was lifted off ground still twisted and was seen to pull one of the controls in panic. Glider turned sharply throwing pilot against a boulder with great force.

Fatal.
20.06.2004 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
CP



Atherfield Bay,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Avalon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled glider at approx 10m when on landing approach and landed in a head down attitude.

Fatal.
16.06.2004 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP



Dungiven,
UK
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis
Pilot landed and noticed that the shackle connecting his A lines to the riser was undone and 3 lines were free. He had not carried out a pre-flight check prior to the flight.

None
13.06.2004 Female

Age:
41

Rating:
Novice



Kimmeridge,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student launched glider asymmetrically and was pulled over and dragged for approx 6m causing damage to shoulder.

Fr shoulder
13.06.2004 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP



Woolacombe,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
At 10m and on finals, pilot encountered severe sink and landed very heavily.

Compressed vertebra, nerve and tissue damage
06.06.2004 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP



Kimiridge,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xact

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot chose to take off from unsuitable area below the normal take off. He stood in rabbit hole on inflating the glider causing him to stumble and be dragged before regaining control of the glider.

Dislocated ankle, fr leg
05.06.2004 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Novice



Strines,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Black Magic

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student landed awkwardly having completed forward launch practice.

Fr ankle
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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