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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 2405 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
30.09.2018 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
7 years

Devils Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown


Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider. Pilot's wing collapsed and he landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
29.09.2018 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
6 years
23 hours
(23 hours)

High & Over,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot crashed in rotor turbulence behind the ridge.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

25.09.2018 Male

Age:
65

Flying Experience:
6 years

Longstone Edge,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Macpara
Muse 1

Launch Type:
Foot
Student tripped while running after a forward launch.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

25.09.2018 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
25 years
111 hours
(10 hours)

Beer Head,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion4

Launch Type:
Foot
In decreasing winds the pilot lost too much height to top land resulting in a downwind slope landing. Pilot attempted to run off speed but stumbled.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24.09.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
10 years
157 hours

Saint Vincent,
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched with slow airspeed and glider suffered a large asymmetric collapse. Pilot fell 20ft to road below take-off.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

24.09.2018 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
24 years
625 hours
(40 hours)

Chalvet west,
France

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Yeti 4

Launch Type:
Foot
On launching the right leg strap buckle became undone and pilot could not refasten it inflight. Pilot decided to land immediately. On inspection of the flat plate buckle pilot decided it had not been correctly fastened and had not been noticed due to insufficient pre-flight check.

Unhurt
16.09.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
21 years
100 hours
(10 hours)

Algodonales south east,
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Attempting to avoid imminent rain, pilot opted to land upwind of the landing field. Pilot suspects he stalled the wing on approach but has not memory of the events.

Minor Injuries,
Pelvis

13.09.2018 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
25 years

Rybury,
UK

Wind Strength:
25-30 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered small asymmetric collapse having passed behind another paraglider. Collapse was over-controlled and glider entered a spin. Pilot was swung into the hill and was then dragged. The wind had gone off the slope and was gusting.

Seriously Injured
13.09.2018 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
EP

Flying Experience:
8 years
1 hours

Swyre Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo5

Launch Type:
Foot
In focussing on getting his legs down for landing the student lost track of his altitude and flared too high, landing heavily.

Seriously Injured,
Thorax

12.09.2018 Male

Age:
41

Flying Experience:
6 years

Beddingham,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student became 'object fixated' on approach and caught his leg on the mud guard of a trailer.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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