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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 all wing types 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 3108 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
14.10.2005 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP



St Marc Douilly,
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered front collapse due to severe turbulence when coming in for top landing.

Fr vertebra, ribs and foot
12.10.2005 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP



La Chens,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot decided to land due to rain (glider wet). Put big ears in to land and on releasing ears glider entered deep stall.

None
09.10.2005 Male

Age:
26

Rating:
P



Mam Tor,
UK

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flying in strong wind caught out when wind strength increased forcing tree landing.

Cut face
06.10.2005 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice



Woldingham,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flared late and had legs out straight.

Spr ankle
05.10.2005 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Novice



Dalefoot,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flew too close to hill prior to landing approach and landed heavily in a seated position with legs outstretched.

Fr tibia
25.09.2005 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
AP



Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed S 4.5
During inspection piot discovered damaged carbon spar caused as a result of manufacturing error.

None
24.09.2005 Male

Age:
48



UK Pilot reported problems reverse launching because of prominent rear section of helmet catching in lines.

None
17.09.2005 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP



Corn Ridge,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at low level in thermic conditions and crashed into hillside.

Fr pelvis, fr arm
17.09.2005 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP



Devils Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Paraglider pilots suffered mid air collision and descended under one emergency chute.

Line burns to arm
17.09.2005 Male

Age:
49



Monks Down,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Unqualified, self-taught pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level in turbulent, thermic conditions.

None
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Last updated: 1 December 2023

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