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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 2374 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
07.05.2017 Male

Age:
42

Flying Experience:
7 years

Beddingham,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student flared unevenly on landing from low hop and twisted ankle.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

07.05.2017 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
30 years
400 hours
(12 hours)

Uffington White Horse,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili4

Launch Type:
Foot
While thermalling pilot experienced harness buckle become undone. Pilot landed safely. Pilot reconnected buckle securely but was able to replicate the problem in flight.

Unhurt
06.05.2017 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
18 years
5000 hours
(500 hours)

Signal Hill,
South Africa

Wind Strength:
25-30 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent,
Rain, Snow
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Sonic Play 3D

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse at low level and crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
01.05.2017 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
31 years
250 hours
(18 hours)

Not applicable,
UK
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3
During pre-flight inspection the pilot noticed that a brake line had been frayed by the metal swivel.

Unhurt
29.04.2017 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
8 years
1 hours

Pilgrims farm,
UK
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent
Pilot collided with ridge shortly after take off.

Seriously Injured
29.04.2017 Male

Age:
60

Flying Experience:
22 years
1500 hours
(35 hours)

Mere Rifle Range,
UK

Wind Strength:
30-35 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
GTO2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider on landing in strong winds. Pilot was dragged causing a concussion.

Minor Injuries,
Head Injuries

29.04.2017 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
10 years
101 hours
(30 hours)

Beer head,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot entered spiral dive and misjudged remaining height before attemting to exit. Spiral dive had locked in and the pilot could not recover before colliding with cliff face at a shallow angle. The glider returned to normal flight and the pilot top landed.

Minor Injuries
29.04.2017 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
12 years
150 hours
(30 hours)

Madeira Paragliding,
Portugal

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
While ridge soaring pilot noticed power lines directly in front. Pilot made tight turn away from the lines but struck them with his hand sustaining serious burns. Pilot was able to land safely using other hand.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

28.04.2017 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
8 years

Babadag 1700 m Take Off,
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off into a thermal and ascended rapidly and off to one side. Pilot flew out of the thermal and descended towards a rocky area. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
27.04.2017 Male

Age:
68

Flying Experience:
7 years

Bell Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student made a good approach to top landing but drifted towards parked cars. On attempting to control the wing on landing the student was dragged into one of the parked cars causing damage to the car.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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