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 2405 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
28.03.2018 Male

Age:
65

Flying Experience:
6 years

Rabou,
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not flare on low hop and landed faster than expected.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

26.03.2018 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
29 years
1500 hours
(80 hours)

Whitesheet,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Triple Seven
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Soon after takeoff glider suffered a full frontal collapse followed by an asymmetric collapse. Glider dived to recover but too low. Pilot struck slope on his back.

Minor Injuries
25.03.2018 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
7 years

Monksdown,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot deliberately stalled glider but was unable to control the recovery. The glider diver 135 degrees and pilot fell past. Pilot deployed parachute and landed moments after it had inflated.

Unhurt
21.03.2018 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
14 years
300 hours
(15 hours)

Devil's Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera+

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made course correction when pilot in front turned sharper than he expected while ridge soaring in busy conditions. This corrected path resulted in a midair collision with another paraglider who was passing below. Both pilots landed safely.

Unhurt
21.03.2018 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
14 years
230 hours
(12 hours)

Dunstable,
UK

Wind Strength:
25-30 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew into an area with limited options hoping to find lift. Found none and landed in bush.

Unhurt
20.03.2018 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
10 years
411 hours
(61 hours)

Llangollen,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Icon

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot experienced turbulence when returning to the ridge to top land. Glider suffered frontal collapse, which recovered but had turned the pilot towards the hill with little height. Glider then suffered another full collapse and the pilot crashed into pine forrest. Pilot was rescued by Mountain Rescue.

Unhurt
16.03.2018 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
21 years
500 hours
(60 hours)

Warren,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered turbulence while making an approach to top land on clifftop site.

Minor Injuries
13.03.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
17 years
600 hours
(6 hours)

Bradwell,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot spun glider while thermalling. Glider stayed in deep stall possibly due to incorrect pilot input.

Minor Injuries
13.03.2018 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
7 years
10 hours
(10 hours)

Freathy,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot crash landed on rocks having got low while coastal soaring. Pilot hoped to find lift where he had found it previously on the flight but did not.

Unhurt
26.02.2018 Male

Age:
51



Rabou France,
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis 2

Launch Type:
Foot
After a successful flight and landing the student was walking backwards as the wing was pulled by the wind as it fell behind him. He turned quickly to control the wing but twisted his knee whilst doing the turn. He fell over and was dragged 2 meters over snow before he regained control on the wing.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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