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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 2405 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
08.07.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
8 years
16 hours
(13 hours)

Dodd Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level, possibly due to turbulence from a wall and lee rotor.

Minor Injuries
06.07.2017 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
AP



Slieau Curn,
Isle Of Man

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
ITV
Turquoise

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst launching in light winds the passengers footwear (trainers) came off due to the pilots feet catching the passengers heels on the take off run. The passenger stopped running and during the subsequent fall he sustained the minor injuries.

Pilot:
Unhurt

Passenger:
Minor Injuries
26.06.2017 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
12 years
120 hours
(12 hours)

Barton on sea,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while performing wing overs. Pilot crashed into hillside having drifted back into an area of turbulence.

Minor Injuries
25.06.2017 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
10 years
60 hours
(20 hours)

'Stella' - Bassano,
Italy

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent,
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took, off with slight tailwind and was unable to clear trees in front of take-off.

Minor Injuries
22.06.2017 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
9 years
110 hours
(70 hours)

Talybont,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Strong,
Moderate Turbulence,
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot inadvertently took off into leeside breeze and encountered turbulent conditions. Pilot opted to slope land but landed heavily in sinking air.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

19.06.2017 Female

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
30 hours
(9 hours)

Blorenge,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Geronimo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered sink over a town and was unable to make the landing field. Pilot was forced to make an emergency landing by the side of a busy road. On approach the glider became caught on a lamp post suspending the pilot 1m above the ground.

Unhurt
19.06.2017 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
17 years
630 hours
(21 hours)

Col de Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Strong,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered frontal collapse while thermalling close to the ridge in strong thermic conditions. Pilot was blown into the slope and glider caught in a small tree.

Unhurt
18.06.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
8 years
9 hours
(7 hours)

High Wheeldon,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Muse 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was attempting to make a slope landing but thought he was too low to clear a fence that ran down the slope across his path. Instead of turning away from the hill the pilot turned towards the hill and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

18.06.2017 Female

Rating:
Unqualified

Flying Experience:
7 years

Mt Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student didn't flare fully on landing from low hop flight. Student landed seated and caught foot, twisting ankle.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

17.06.2017 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
14 years
140 hours

Merthyr,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot noticed clip on harness chest buckle was not right as 'release button' had gone inside the buckle. Pilot adjusted the buckle but was able to pull buckle open with minimal force.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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