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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 3175 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.10.2002 Male



Bell Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Extreme

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

07.10.2002 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP



Ireland Field,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Ventura

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
VITTORAZI,
100CC
Pilot started power unit at full revs, attmpted to stabilise unit by holding cage, hand slipped through netting and contacted propellor.

Thumb & first finger of right hand tips ripped by propeller
07.10.2002 Female

Age:
27



Woldingham,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby
Student pulled muscle during take off run.

Pulled leg muscle
06.10.2002 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
CP



Harting Down,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Glider stalled through wind gradient as pilot made landing approach too close to a line of trees.

None
06.10.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP



Monks Down,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

01.10.2002 Male

Age:
55



Dm,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student jumped into the air during launch, landed heavily, tow aborted.

Chipped bone on ankle
01.10.2002 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
CP



Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Parachute bridle had been cut and tied to the harness.

30.09.2002 Male

Age:
43



Pilgrims Farm,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Santana

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flying canopy too slowly on low hop. When he came to land he released the controls rather than flaring and impacted a fence.

Mild cuts and bruises to back and face
29.09.2002 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
P



Rushup Edge,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Stealth *Pl

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Glider had uncontrollable right turn - only discovered after launch - pilot impacted the hill. Glider had been crashed on previous flight - no damage discovered.

Concussion, lacerated knee
28.09.2002 Male

Age:
43



Tailbridge,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Confidence

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student misjudged his height whilst making his first soaring attempt,impacted the hill.

Broken ankle
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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