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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 2408 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.07.2018 Male

Rating:
Unknown



Weybourne,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while cliff soaring. Pilot impacted cliff halfway down and ended up on the beach below.

Seriously Injured,
Lumbar Spine

12.07.2018 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
7 years
120 hours
(57 hours)

Planpraz,
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was flying along the valley side in thermic conditions and suffered an asymmetric collapse. The glider rapidly entered a spiral with twisted risers and the pilot blacked out. Pilot regained consciousness in time to deploy parachute landing 30m up in the trees. Pilot activated Echo112 App from phone and was rescued safely.

Minor Injuries,
Head Injuries

12.07.2018 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
20 years

St Agnes,
UK

Wind Strength:
25-30 km/h

Conditions:,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Peak 3

Launch Type:
Foot
On exiting a spiral in breezy conditions, pilot flew through own wake turbulence causing glider to enter a stall. Due to brakes being shortened by previous owner the glider would not recover from the stall.

Seriously Injured
10.07.2018 Female

Rating:
CP



Pontlottyn,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown


Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot appeared to enter spiral dive while attempting to thermal. Glider then suffered an asymmetric collapse and pilot crashed onto the hillside.

Seriously Injured
10.07.2018 Male

Age:
39



Hay Bluff (NE),
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student allowed glider to go off to one side while attempting a reverse launch. Student was pulled to the side and stepped awkwardly on a tussock damaging his ankle.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

10.07.2018 Female

Age:
52

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
8 years
14 hours
(10 hours)

Pontlottyn,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:,
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had been turning 360 in a thermal above the hill but not gaining enough height to continue. On pulling forwards to fly to the front of the hill again pilot inputed to turn left at the front of the hill with too much brake causing the glider to spin and resulting in the pilot impacting with the brow of the hill.

Seriously Injured,
Thoracic Spine

09.07.2018 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
8 years
3 hours

Hay Bluff,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged distance from the ridge and failed to turn away resulting in pilot colliding with the ridge.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

07.07.2018 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
Trainee

Flying Experience:
6 years
(1 hours)

Mount Caburn Airworks training field,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Glider went offline to the left while student was practising forward launches. Student was pulled over onto left side causing damage to shoulder.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

06.07.2018 Male

Age:
61



Darley Moor Airfield,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Day one student on third flight failed to keep legs down and did not flare on landing.

Minor Injuries,
Lumbar Spine

02.07.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
9 years
220 hours
(65 hours)

Laragne,
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence,
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Eden 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot accidentally flew leeside was was blown over village in turbulent air. Pilot landed hard and fast.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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