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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.

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
17.07.2019 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
9 years
160 hours
(25 hours)

South coast,
Guernsey

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Moderate Turbulence,
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged wind direction and encountered sinking air while coastal soaring. Pilot attempted a safe landing but spun the glider by flying too slowly.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

16.07.2019 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Unqualified

Flying Experience:
5 years

Muggery Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Evolution 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student landed slightly cross wind and didn't flare resulting in all his weight going through one leg.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

15.07.2019 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
36 years
1300 hours
(40 hours)

Firle Beacon,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot caught a thermal at ridge height and attempted to turn with it. Pilot was flying too slowly and stalled wing at 25ft landing heavily.

Seriously Injured,
Lumbar Spine

14.07.2019 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Unqualified



Friar Waddon,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Magic

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was running to take off but lifted legs a little early and the seat brushed the ground causing the glider to surge forwards. Student left the ground but the glider rotated and he landed on his right side.

Minor Injuries
08.07.2019 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
17 years
750 hours
(35 hours)

Montclar,
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Strong,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bonanza2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered severe turbulence having gone on glide on leeside of a ridge. Glider collapsed but recovered with twists. Pilot deployed parachute and eventually got main under control. Landed at 7.2m/s and injured ankle.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

07.07.2019 Male



NHGPC,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Base

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot went offline on tow. Winch operator guillotined the line but pilot continued to 360 and narrowly missed large trees.

Unhurt
07.07.2019 Male

Age:
76

Rating:
CP



NHGPC,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z4

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot went offline on tow and failed to make the necessary correction. Winch was stopped but pilot continued with no correction and crashed into a tree.,

Unhurt
07.07.2019 Male

Age:
36



Swyre Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
The student was briefed to make several turns finishing to the left as the wind was coming from the left. At the time when the last left turn would have been appropriate he made a right turn (despite radio instruction) landing fast nearly downwind close to bushes. He ran it off stopping just short of a larger bush but got some scratches from the smaller ones.

Minor Injuries
06.07.2019 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
6 years
14 hours
(15 hours)

Brighstone,
UK

Conditions:,
Light Turbulence,
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z5
Pilot hit sinking air while ridge soaring and was unable to make chosen landing field. Pilot landed heavily with brakes on but caught arm on the ground.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

05.07.2019 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
12 years
250 hours
(30 hours)

Sederon,
France

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence,
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was attempting low save but misjudged wind speed and distance from the hill. Pilot could not complete the turn and struck the hillside.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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