Hang Glider

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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.

or and

There are 2132 entries for paraglider wings

Displaying page 89 out of 214

[ Top ] - [ Prev ] - [ Next ] - [ Bottom ]

Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
20.08.2014 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
AP, SAEI
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Having had short and uneventful tandem flight the passenger walked back to the top of the hill and complained of feeling feint. Was subsequently found to be fine after hospital visit.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries
19.08.2014 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Perranporth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Rain, Snow
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Eagle 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Shortly after launching the pilot was caught out by a heavy rain shower. It passed quickly but the pilot was aware the glider was wet and so was cautious with the controls. After about 15 mins the glider entered a parachutal stall. Pilot tried to turn as he was over the sea and the glider entered a spin. Pilot crashed into the hillside.

Minor Injuries
16.08.2014 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP
Atherfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Zulu

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was dragged over rough ground having landed in strong winds in an area suffering from venturi effect.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15.08.2014 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
CP
Telegraph Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Twin

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged height on approach and was too low to clear barbed wire fence. Pilot put out legs to absorb impact and protect passenger. Pilot sustained leg injuries but passenger was unhurt.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Unhurt
09.08.2014 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
CP
Dungavel
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot received glider back from service centre to find an upper line had not been connected to its main line. Service centre rectified the fault.

Unhurt
08.08.2014 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
CP
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Envy

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to reverse launch glider but did not see another pilot on approach to slope landing. The launching glider made contact with the harness and body of the airborne pilot but they were able to land safely.

Unhurt
07.08.2014 Female

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was on approach to a slope landing when another pilot launched their glider directly in the flight path. The airborne pilot's legs made contact with the flying pilot's harness and arm. They were able to continue flying and landed safely.

Unhurt
07.08.2014 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
AP
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Pilot failed to properly fasten zip on harness. While thermalling he noticed something fall from his harness. His concertina bag had fallen out. Someone else spotted it fall and was able to tell the pilot who later retrieved the bag.

Unhurt
04.08.2014 Female

Age:
41
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was concerned about proximity to slope after successful take off so applied excessive brakes. Realising the error she let up quickly which resulted in the glider diving forward and sustaining an asymmetric collapse. Student crashed into hill but sustained only minor injuries.

Minor Injuries
04.08.2014 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
P
Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Nevada

Launch Type:
Foot
Paraglider pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level in turbulent, thermic conditions and was unable to regain control before colliding with the hill. Pilot was unhurt.

Unhurt
Go to: Incident Reports (formal investigations)
Go to: Annual Incident Analysis Reports
Last updated: 30 September 2021

Displaying page 89 out of 214

[ Top ] - [ Prev ] - [ Next ] - [ Bottom ]

 

Purchase the BHPA Pilot Handbook Visit the BHPA Pilot Development website Submit an incident report to the BHPA and EHPU

 

The BHPA is a member of the Royal Aero Club The BHPA is a member of the European Hang Gliding & Paragliding Union Drone Safe - Drone Code Subscribe to GASCO Flight Safety, a monthly safety update on all recreational flying safety matters