Paraglider

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 2405 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
25.06.2022 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
23 years
650 hours
(30 hours)

Mont Lachat de Châtillon,
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Cayenne 5

Launch Type:
Foot
During competition pilot noticed frequent asymmetric collapses on left side of the wing. Inspection of wing showed a rod was missing from leading edge upper surface on the left side of the wing. Pilot does not know what event caused the rod to be missing.

Unhurt
22.06.2022 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
3 years

Bradwell,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Atmus 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot failed to control pitch while in a thermal and the glider suffered an asymmetric collapse. Pilot deployed emergency parachute and landed safely.

Unhurt
19.06.2022 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
27 years
2415 hours
(57 hours)

Clough Head,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:,
Light Turbulence,
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Explorer 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hadn't noticed the wind had shifted and ended up leeside on a large cliff face. Pilot landed heavily in sink attempting to slope land. Pilot slid down into rocks.

Minor Injuries
18.06.2022 Male

Age:
21

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
4 years
55 hours
(20 hours)

North eastaly slope,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Moderate Turbulence,
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Kibo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was lifted off the ground while ground handling. Pilot attempted to bottom land in switching winds and hit the ground while in mid turn, trying to land into wind.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

18.06.2022 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
6 years
500 hours

Col de la Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off with a knot in the right side A, C and brake lines. Pilot could not release the knot so flew down to the landing field making only careful left turns. The knot came out on landing.

Unhurt
17.06.2022 Male

Age:
23

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
5 years
110 hours
(30 hours)

Kobala,
Slovenia
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Base2lite

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst performing a spiral dive into a bottom landing field, the pilot noticed first stages of a blackout. The pilot was able to exit the spiral dive before total loss of vision and recovered and landed safely. Contributing factors were dehydration and tiredness.

Unhurt
14.06.2022 Male



Parlick,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Non-BHPA pilot crash landed while attempting to top land.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.06.2022 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
3 years
30 hours
(20 hours)

Chamonix,
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged height on approach to landing. On final turn into wind the pilot was too low. Overcompensation caused pendulum and pilot impacted boulder on landing.

Seriously Injured,
Lumbar Spine

14.06.2022 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
22 years
2620 hours
(100 hours)

Kobala,
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Strong,
Very Strong Turbulence,
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Cure 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse and cascade in turbulent air. Parachute deployed but caught in glider. Pilot crash landed through trees.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

13.06.2022 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
3 years
2 hours
(1 hours)

Woolacombe,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot turned in a thermal while ridge soaring. Pilot came out the thermal into sinking air and did not have room to complete the 360. In tightening the turn the pilot spun the glider and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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