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 2374 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
02.05.2004 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Novice



Mt Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student became boxed in by another pilot and crashed having taken avoiding action.

Fr ankle
02.05.2004 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
P



Bewaldeth,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bonanza

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse in rough thermic conditions which developed into a rotation. Pilot deployed reserve and landed safely though dragged on landing due to strong wind.

None
24.04.2004 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Novice



Muggery Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Coral

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student went over on ankle while ground handling.

Spr ankle
24.04.2004 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice



UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student failed to control glider after aborted take off. Glider reinflated and lifted student approx 2m into the air before dumping him back down heavily.

Fr fibula
22.04.2004 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Novice



Rhossili,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student landed then got dragged into stone wall while attempting to walk glider back to launch.

Bruising and spr ankle
18.04.2004 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP



Mayo Bridge,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Artax

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot spun glider then suffered 2 asymmetric collapses before hitting hill.

Possible fr pelvis
17.04.2004 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
P



UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Argon

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Weak link broke at 80ft in gusty conditions and pilot landed heavily.

None
30.03.2004 Female

Age:
34

Rating:
Novice



Plain Joux,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Lift

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student overcompensated asymmetric at 30m and spun into building.

Fr heal and compressed vertebra
29.03.2004 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice



Merthyr Common,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony Ii

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student lifted legs before glider properly flying. Caught outstretched leg on rock.

Sprained ankle
29.03.2004 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Novice



Currium,
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student got too close to hill while attempting to soar and landed heavily.

Bruised elbow
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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