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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
01.07.2018 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
9 years
10 hours
(5 hours)

Basano Del Grappa,
Italy

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Epic
Pilot landed down wind at speed having changed final approach direction to avoid construction crane.

Seriously Injured,
Lumbar Spine

01.07.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
7 years
10 hours

Paradiso,
Italy

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Epic

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and turned downwind landing at speed into trees.

Seriously Injured,
Lumbar Spine

30.06.2018 Male

Age:
55

Flying Experience:
6 years

Loose Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Student pilot slowed to minimum sink speed on approach as instructed, but failed to flare until after landing. Later conversation with student revealed only 10% vision in one eye. (i.e. poor binocular vision.)

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

30.06.2018 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
14 years
84 hours
(3 hours)

Whitewool, Hampshire,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Sprint 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while attempting to dampen a surge caused by coming out of a turn in thermic conditions. Pilot lost control and crashed through trees.

Minor Injuries,
Lumbar Spine

29.06.2018

Workshop,
UK
Paraglider During repack the pilot noticed that the rearmost retailing elastic had been drawn inside the grommet of the middle elastic. This made extraction extremely difficult requiring significant force.

Unhurt
29.06.2018 Male

Rating:
Pilot/Coach

Flying Experience:
22 years
1430 hours
(101 hours)

Wrynose.,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota2
Pilot caught harness on rock while pushing back to the front of the ridge in weak conditions. Glider collapsed causing pilot to fall on to grassy area below. Pilot was then dragged through boulders as glider reinflated.

Minor Injuries
27.06.2018 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
10 years

Treak Cliff,
UK

Wind Strength:
25-30 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown


Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed in a tree attempting to avoid power lines having been unable to penetrate in strong conditions.

Unhurt
25.06.2018 Male

Age:
47

Flying Experience:
8 years
5 hours
(4 hours)

Skiddaw,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student on final approach to land in field, came in too high in nil wind and put in a hard turn just before landing as was worried he was running out of room. Glider swung towards ground as pilot flared hard, pilots arm hit ground fully outstretched during flair resulting in injury to wrist.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

23.06.2018 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
11 years
300 hours
(30 hours)

Hundred House,
UK

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while turning into final approach. Pilot landed heavily on one leg.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

23.06.2018 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
1 hours
(1 hours)

Mount Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot crash landed in a deep water ditch sustaining injuries to his legs. Pilot was rescued by other pilots as he was in danger of drowning.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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