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
08.08.2019 Female

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
17 years
(70 hours)

Golden Ball,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Alpina 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered another pilot who was flying aggressively, erratically and close to other pilots.

Unhurt
04.08.2019 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
28 years
2000 hours

Eype,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
BiBeta 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was approaching to land at coastal site when increased wind meant limited space to veer from chosen landing approach. As the pilot flared to land the bottom of the passenger harness struck the head of a person standing in the field.

Pilot:
Unhurt

Passenger:
Unhurt
04.08.2019 Male

Age:
51

Flying Experience:
7 years
125 hours
(33 hours)

Newhaven Cliffs,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 1

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had an almost 'head-on' mid-air collision with another paraglider pilot while flying close to the ridge with the ridge on his right.

Unhurt
03.08.2019 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
9 years
15 hours
(4 hours)

Beachy head,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot turned into hill on approach, minor stall and spin with incorrect actions resulted in landing in hawthorn tree.

Unhurt
03.08.2019 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
7 years
87 hours
(24 hours)

High and Over,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was hill soaring when sea breeze began to come in. Pilot decided to land but suffered a large collapse at 50ft. Glider entered a cascade and pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
02.08.2019 Male

Age:
57

Flying Experience:
11 years
140 hours
(30 hours)

Newhaven cliffs,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot's first flight on a high B glider and full stalled due to flying too slow before attempting to turn. Pilot fell back onto cliffs before wing reinflated and pilot flew forward and landed safely.

Unhurt
02.08.2019 Male

Age:
70



Swyre Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student fell forward on first hop having allowed glider to overfly him. Student tripped and banged head.

Seriously Injured,
Head Injuries

01.08.2019 Male

Rating:
P



Coombe Gibbet,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was walking back up the slope and decided to kite the glider up the last 80ft. Pilot was lifted off by a gust and had not put his helmet back on. Pilot was able to land safely.

Unhurt
30.07.2019 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
6 years
12 hours
(1 hours)

Galicica,,
Macedonia

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudge altitude on final approach, made a sharp turn at 10m which resulted in pendulum effect. High speed impact with a parked car.

Seriously Injured,
Lumbar Spine

29.07.2019 Male

Age:
72

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
33 years

Mere Rifle Range,
UK

Wind Strength:
25-30 km/h

Conditions:
Strong,
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BDG
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Under investigation

Fatal,
Internal Injuries

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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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