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
09.02.2001 Male



Merthyr,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student misjudged his approach to the landing area which resulted in a downwind landing. Although the wind was 0-5 the landing was fast.

Fractured fibia, at joint of ankle.
08.02.2001 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
P



Winter Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
A paraglider and hang glider were soaring Winter Hill when a small aircraft appeared and began to perform aerobatics close to the site. The paraglider suffered a collapse which the pilot was able to correct. .

28.01.2001 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
CP



Sutons Corner,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Sunbeam

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Fractured fibula.
28.01.2001 Male

Age:
18



Marania Farm,
Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student let one of the controls up on landing causing the glider to turn / dive, this resulted in a landing on one foot which then twisted.

Sprained left ankle.
28.01.2001 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Novice



Marania Farm,
Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Jive

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During early training flights student suffered from ground rush - as he approached the ground the student brought his left hand down causing the glider to turn left, student impacted ground.

Bruising to right hand.
14.01.2001 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP



Mam Tor,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot soaring with ridge on his left turned left toward the hill in front of an oncoming Pg. The canopies came very close to touching causing the second canopy to suffer a partial collapse.

13.01.2001

Threlkeld,
UK
Paraglider No details!

Not specified, but not life threatening.
13.01.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
CP



Blease Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Canopy suffered a front tuck in turbulent air.

Concussion, fr pelvis, pneumothorax, fr ribs
10.01.2001 Male

Age:
39



Buachaille Etive Mor,
UK

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Reports from the Scottish press of two PGs suffering collapses whilst flying in the Glencoe area.

Cuts and bruises
10.01.2001 Male



Buachaille Etive Mor,
UK

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Reports from the Scottish press of two PGs suffering collapses whilst flying in the Glencoe area.

Fractured leg
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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