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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 2374 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
27.05.2020 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
18 years
1000 hours
(3 hours)

Leckhampton,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempting slope landing in light conditions landed at high ground speed and sustained injury.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

26.05.2020 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
7 years
37 hours
(4 hours)

Tailbridge,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot chose to top land as the wind speed was increasing. The landing was successful but the pilot sprained his ankle on grass tussocks as he collapsed the wing.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

25.05.2020 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
5 years
44 hours
(22 hours)

Bradwell Edge,
UK

Wind Strength:
25-30 km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot noticed during pre-flight check that the carabiner attaching the riser to the harness was incorrectly fastened though the pod fairing and not to the correct harness fastening point on the webbing structure.

Unhurt
25.05.2020 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
45 years
50 hours
(1 hours)

Great Fransham,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent 3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
The pilot inadvertently induced a spin through too much brake input. He deployed his emergency parachute and landed safely.

Unhurt
25.05.2020 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
16 years
300 hours
(4 hours)

Thurnham,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Kantega XC2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched in light conditions. He failed to turn away from the hill in time and his harness caught on brambles, which ended the flight.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

25.05.2020 Male

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
15 years
194 hours
(1 hours)

Milk Hill Bowl,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Rook2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was thermalling with others and struck the hill having altered his turn to make way for another glider.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

25.05.2020 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
32 years
2840 hours
(7 hours)

Rybury,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Very Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Nyos RS

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot experienced strong lift consistent with a dust devil straight after launch. he attempted to control the wing bust lost control and impacted the ground.

Seriously Injured
25.05.2020 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
16 years
450 hours
(12 hours)

Ryebury,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot experienced a large asymmetric collapse at low level and attempted to regain control but struck the ground.

Seriously Injured
25.05.2020 Female

Age:
36

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
14 years
300 hours
(30 hours)

Milk Hill,
UK
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown
Unknown
The pilot lost control of the wing and another pilot who had become entangled in the paraglider lines was dragged on the ground.

Minor Injuries
20.05.2020 Male

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
6 years

Mere,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Pawn

Launch Type:
Foot
A paraglider pilot lost control of his wing and was dragged whilst attempting to launch. He collided with a bystander (a dual passenger), causing bruising to the bystander. The pilot was uninjured.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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