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
29.07.2017 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
34 years
2000 hours
(67 hours)

Milk Hill, White Horse,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Zeno

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot slope landed but did not collapse the glider quickly enough and was dragged across the slope.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

28.07.2017 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
35 years
(40 hours)

Pena negra,
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Bgd
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
When coming in to land in steep wind gradient, pilot began descending more vertically with rolling left turn. Pilot swung out and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

25.07.2017 Male

Age:
39



Big Collin,,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
F1rst

Launch Type:
Foot
Student flared late and tripped while running off excess speed.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

25.07.2017 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
9 years
10 hours
(3 hours)

Devils Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off in light conditions and attempted a slope landing when he did not gain any height. Pilot came in quickly and caught foot on landing.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

17.07.2017 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
17 years

Kettle Sings,
UK
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota
During pre-flight check pilot noticed that a line had been incorrectly routed. The glider had just had a comprehensive service and some lines had been replaced. Pilot was able to re-route the line onsite.

Unhurt
17.07.2017 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
32 years
120 hours
(2 hours)

Hat Bluff,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stalled wing at low level having applied brake in lifting air.

Minor Injuries,
Head Injuries

17.07.2017 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
39 years
3000 hours
(50 hours)

Bear Down, Dartmoor,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged a 360 and collided with the hill.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

13.07.2017 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
13 years
180 hours
(6 hours)

Milk Hill / White Horse,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Rise2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider having kited wing back up slope then attempted reverse launch. On launching the pilot discovered a cravat on one wingtip resulting in loss of control.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

12.07.2017 Male

Age:
52

Flying Experience:
7 years
3 hours
(3 hours)

Blaenavon,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot under training on his final task of qualification decided without warning to perform a 360 close to the hill in the lift. fell out of the lift and impacted the top of the hill downwind.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

12.07.2017 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
8 years
1 hours
(1 hours)

Bo Peep,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged wind on top landing and caught barbwire fence.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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