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 2408 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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

02.09.2018 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
EP



High & Over,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Evolution

Launch Type:
Foot
Student had midi collision with another paraglider pilot while ridge soaring. Glider wing tips brushed together. Both pilots landed safely.

Unhurt
28.08.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
EP

Flying Experience:
6 years

Friar Waddon,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was instructed to edge towards the hill in order to maximise the lift. Student turned sharply and crashed into the slope with straight legs.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

27.08.2018 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
11 years
130 hours
(7 hours)

Kobala,
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring in light thermic conditions.

Unhurt
25.08.2018 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
18 years

Bell Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown
Pilot stalled glider attempting to slope land in strong and buoyant conditions.

Seriously Injured
25.08.2018 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
16 years
35 hours
(4 hours)

Mil Airfield 29 Regt RLC,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Start

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot was preparing to launch. Just prior to connecting to the tow line, a gust of wind picked up the glider. The pilot turned to control the glider, but his foot got caught in the ground resulting in the fracture of the leg.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

16.08.2018 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
14 years
850 hours
(60 hours)

Selsley,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by sea breeze and elected to collapse his wing at 3m. Pilot controlled his descent but landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
11.08.2018 Female

Age:
19



Bewaldeth,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot
Student lost control of glider during launch phase and while still on the ground. Student was dragged sideways.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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