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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
25.03.2019 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
6 years
6 hours

King Tor,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Epic

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hit heavy sink while ridge soaring and was unable to turn away from the ridge before landing heavily.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

25.03.2019 Male

Age:
51



Mam Tor NW,
UK

Wind Strength:
25-30 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot got blown back over spine-back ridge in increasingly windy conditions. Pilot crashed on the lee side.

Seriously Injured,
Internal Injuries

25.03.2019 Male

Age:
51

Flying Experience:
8 years
130 hours
(15 hours)

Mam Tor,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst soaring in changeable conditions the pilot got leeside of the hill and the glider dropped rapidly. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured,
Lumbar Spine

24.03.2019 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
6 years
26 hours
(26 hours)

Firle, UK,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot with ridge on his right had mid-air collision with low airtime pilot. The low airtime pilot appeared to take no avoiding action despite having eye contact resulting in wing tips colliding. Pilot with ridge on right landed heavily but was unhurt.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Female

Age:
24



Gribbles,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student fell over during an aborted launch. Student was able to continue training.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
9 years
45 hours
(13 hours)

Westbury,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 6

Launch Type:
Foot
While thermalling at low level pilot had a mid-air collision with another paraglider who was ridge soaring. Pilots took avoiding action at the last moment resulting in wing tips brushing against each other. Pilots continued flying.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
20 years
160 hours
(5 hours)

N/a,
UK
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota
During a kit inspection as part of guided XC week pilot discovered his parachute had been incorrectly mounted by a service centre. The parachute was impossible to deploy as the bridle had been routed down the right side of the harness and the deployment handle on the left.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
22 years
500 hours
(10 hours)

Combe Gibbet,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off but due to thermic activity masking the true wind direction he did not realise the wind was off the slope. Shortly after take-off the pilot sustained an asymmetric collapse that turned him into the hill.

Seriously Injured
21.03.2019 Male

Age:
22

Flying Experience:
5 years

Bedlinog,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Whist ground handling a student inflated his glider but tried to turn too early resulting in a collapse. During the collapse the risers brushed passed the students helmet inadvertently unfastening the new type buckle. Concurrently a line caught the helmets goggle strap (rear of helmet) and pulled the helmet from the students head.

Unhurt
21.03.2019 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
33 years
2000 hours
(30 hours)

Captain Cooks,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Meru

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed safely in a stock-free field and was then confronted by an irate farmer who threatened to damage his glider, standing on it in the process.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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