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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 2405 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
17.03.2022 Female

Age:
60

Rating:
AP



Eype,
UK

Wind Strength:
35-40 km/h

Conditions:,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Zeolite

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was attempting to beach land in strong conditions due to increasing winds. Pilot was applying heavy brakes in order to descend but stalled one wing leading to a spin and a heavy landing.

Seriously Injured,
Lumbar Spine

15.03.2022 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
8 years
250 hours
(30 hours)

Ballard, Dorset,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched when wind was off the hill. Unable to maintain height pilot opted for beach landing but did not have sufficient height to turn into wind. Landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
15.03.2022 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
5 years
12 hours
(6 hours)

Cassette,
Italy

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 9

Launch Type:
Foot
On landing out pilot noticed power lines in chosen field. Pilot chose alternative field but this sloped away and pilot collided with fig tree on landing.

Unhurt
15.03.2022 Male

Rating:
CP



Bunster Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin


Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had previously had heavy seated landing. Pilot walked towards glider unaware that his emergency parachute had fallen out. Pilot was lifted off the ground but descended gently.

Unhurt
15.03.2022 Female

Age:
62

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
45 years
7000 hours
(15 hours)

Rush Up,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot initiated reverse launch using inner “A” risers. On inflation, glove & brake line became trapped in the riser. Pilot took off facing backwards, having removed hand from the glove. The trapped brake line caused substantial sideways travel, towards the hill. Pilot managed to free the brake line by grabbing the glove with both hands and using full force to remove it, together with the brake line, from the riser.

Unhurt
15.03.2022 Male

Age:
75

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
27 years
1075 hours
(15 hours)

Trefor Rocks,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Base Lite

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered low level asymmetric collapse having experienced a sudden change in wind speed.

Seriously Injured
14.03.2022 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
3 years
3 hours
(3 hours)

Mount Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot top landed but thought glider was going to land on a fence so jumped back over fence using lift from his wing. Pilot fell over on landing.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.03.2022 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
5 years
20 hours
(6 hours)

Tapetti,
Italy

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Strong,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot crashed into the top of pine trees. Pilot thought he was ascending in a turn in a thermal, but was actually descending at the time.

Unhurt
14.03.2022 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
P



Worcestershire Beacon,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Cayenne 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had asymmetric collapse leading to a cascade. Pilot was unable to recover before hitting a tree.

Unhurt
02.03.2022

N/A,
UK
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Punk
During a service on the BGD Punk (Gamma Colours), it was identified that the porosity was failing in only the Dark green colours. Other panels / colours were Excellent / Good. Several tests were completed across random dark green panels on the wing and were also failing (< 10s with Hello Porozit meter)

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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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