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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
21.06.2019 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
23 years
200 hours
(20 hours)

Frocester,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off and attempted to soar over trees. Pilot hit sink and crashed into the trees before falling to the ground 30ft below. Pilot used 'what3words" app to help locate having called 999.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

20.06.2019 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
8 years
175 hours
(35 hours)

None,
UK
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Explorer
Pilot found issue when fitting small Independence Ultra Cross parachute to Skywalk Range Air harness. Harness parachute container was not adjustable for size leading to parachute deployment handle being too long.

Unhurt
20.06.2019 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
EP

Flying Experience:
6 years

Darley Moor,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent,
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
No details available

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

13.06.2019 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
11 years
165 hours
(8 hours)

Ager,
Spain

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst trying to scratch up the face of the terrain, on turning to a down wind beat the glider accelerated to 55 kph. Possibly suffering some rotor from the terrain the ground came up very quickly. The pilot impacted the ground heavily at a shallow angle.

Seriously Injured
09.06.2019 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
32 years

Trethill,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Avax

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot crash landed in an area of possible rotor turbulence.

Seriously Injured,
Lumbar Spine

09.06.2019 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
12 years
800 hours
(20 hours)

Small local hill Shrewsbury,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
ICARO
Nikita 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot slipped on wet grass on landing.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

07.06.2019 Male

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
2 hours
(1 hours)

Beklemeto North,
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Bgd
Epic

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot fell over on slope, landing in heather.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

01.06.2019 Male

Age:
50

Flying Experience:
6 years
3 hours
(2 hours)

Muggary Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student reverse launched glider bit with a little too much brake. On facing forward he released the brakes and the glider overshot causing the student to fall forwards down the slope.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

31.05.2019 Male

Age:
41



Swyre Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student reverse launched then turned to face forwards but was unbalanced by a gust. Student applied some brake and was dragged backwards for 10m before regaining control of the glider.

Seriously Injured
26.05.2019 Male

Age:
54

Flying Experience:
5 years

Swyre Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was attempting speedbar exercise. Having trouble locating the bar with his foot, the student reached down but with the brake still in his hand. This turned the student back into the slope impacting foot first.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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