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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.

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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
01.09.2016 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
8 years
10 hours
(10 hours)

Stubbington,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed but was then dragged in strong wind. Glider caught on fence and caused some minor damage.

Unhurt
29.08.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
10 years

Curium,
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
25-30 km/h

Conditions:,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown


Launch Type:
Foot
Paraglider collapsed whilst ridge soaring on a coastal site, causing the pilot to fall 15-20m impacting heavily on hillside.

Seriously Injured
26.08.2016 Female



Gribbles Ridge,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student stumbled during practice take-off run and twisted her elbow.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24.08.2016 Male

Age:
46



Muggary Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student overflew landing area and flew into barbwire fence.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

17.08.2016 Male

Age:
46

Flying Experience:
8 years
1 hours
(1 hours)

Swanborough,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not flare on slope landing and landed with feet out front.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

15.08.2016 Male

Age:
37



Warren Barn Farm,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student lost balance on launch and fell over.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.08.2016 Male

Age:
36



Moel Elio,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Discus

Launch Type:
Foot
Student sprained ankle on take off run.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

09.08.2016 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
16 years
500 hours
(30 hours)

Liddington Castle,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Strong,
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Volt 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered large deflation while on bar and at altitude while on XC. Glider entered cascade and despite 4 attempts to stall out, pilot ended up with large cravat. Pilot opted to deploy parachute as he could not guarantee being able to land safely. Parachute deployed but downplayed with glider. Pilot landed in trees uninjured.

Unhurt
06.08.2016 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
11 years
38 hours
(19 hours)

Rybury,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot sustained asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring in strong, gusty and thermic conditions. Pilot could not regain control of the glider before impacting heavily.

Seriously Injured,
Lumbar Spine

06.08.2016 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
13 years
201 hours
(30 hours)

Newgale,
UK

Wind Strength:
25-30 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Game 42

Launch Type:
Foot
Tandem passenger tripped during launch twisting fingers.

Pilot:
Unhurt

Passenger:
Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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