Hang Glider

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
20.08.2003 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP



Milk Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ultralite
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Fr left wrist.
16.08.2003 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
AP



Mercury,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

None
16.08.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
P



Darley Moor,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Amour

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot released from aerotow due to oscilations. Flew into large pile of poo on landing!

Multiple fractures to left humerus.
15.08.2003 Female

Age:
54

Rating:
CP



Crow Hall,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Sky Hook
Gypsy Small

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went off line on tow then spiralled into ground.

Fatal.
12.08.2003 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Novice



Rudlers North,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student put foot in rabbit hole after landing.

Fr ankle
10.08.2003 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
P



Col De La Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

Fr skull, parietal, concussion, lacerated elbow.
09.08.2003 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
AP



Parlick,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Keara

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Fractured ankle
08.08.2003 Male

Rating:
CP



La Chat, Grand Bornand,
France
Paraglider

Wing:
Epsilon 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse due to turbulence on landing approach.

Fatal.
07.08.2003 Male

Age:
22

Rating:
Novice



Darley Moor,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went off line and landed down wind. Glider flipped over.

Concussion, sprained wrist.
03.08.2003 Female

Age:
25

Rating:
Novice



Talybont,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student crashed having got too close to ridge while flying.

Split lip and bruised arm.
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Last updated: 1 December 2023

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