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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
05.06.2004 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP



Bell Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Emergency chute deployed accidentally on approach for slope landing. Pilot landed heavily.

None
03.06.2004 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Novice



Swyne Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flared too late and caught leg under harness on landing,.

Fr leg
03.06.2004 Rating:
Novice



Mt Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student found himself 6m in the air on farward launch ground handle practice. Stalled glider and landed heavily on back.

None
01.06.2004 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP



UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot noticed at take off that a riser maillon was stretched and lines had come out, probably on previous flight.

None
31.05.2004 Male

Age:
31



Nont Sarahs,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was ground handling glider after landing. Snagged line and was flung onto rocks.

Fr leg
30.05.2004 Male

Age:
35



UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Kimfly
River

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Mid air collision resulting in serious injury to one of the pilots. Pilot 1 turned at end of ridge and collided with pilot 2 who was following. Neither were seen to take avoiding action.

Fr back, fr ribs
29.05.2004 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
P



Colley Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 6m ato in gusty, turbulent conditions and was unable to recover glider before hitting the hill.

Fr ribs
29.05.2004 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
P



Parlick,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot turned too tight due to proximity to hill. Probably caused spin then stalled in trying to recover surge.

Bruising, cracked rib
25.05.2004 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
P



Agy,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had to take avoiding action when on finals to avoid collision with another paraglider that had been carrying out 360s low to the ground. Turning sharply to avoid the collision caused the glider to dive and the pilot pendulumed into the ground.

Fr l1 vertebra
25.05.2004 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Novice



Blaenavon,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student applied erratic control input at 6m above ground. Canopy stalled and student landed heavily.

Fr wrist, vertebra and pelvis
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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