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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 3169 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
06.01.2002 Female

Age:
45

Rating:
CP



Mount Pleasant,
Barbados

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Axon

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
No details available

Fractured vertebra lower back.
01.01.2002 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
CP



Chillerton,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Dragon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst performing a 360 degree turn the pilot encountered sinking air resulting in a loss of altitude. The pilot clipped the hillside whilst exiting the turn.

Fractured vertabrae * 2, broken finger nail.
29.12.2001 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
P



Stantor, Torquay,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Allegra

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Revoloution
During xc flight paramotr unit suffered failure - no details.

29.12.2001 Male

Age:
18



Hunstanton,
UK

Wind Strength:
+ 48 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Astra
Instructor attempting to demonstrate hand towing in 30mph wind in front of hill Student held the tow line whilst the Instructr assited another student who was clipped into the harness / canopy. All three were dragged back.

23.12.2001 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
P



Middle Wallop,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
G Sport

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
No details available

Cut foot.
22.12.2001 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP



Nora Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Xtra Lite 147

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot attempted to extend a cross country flight with the result that he had limited landing options. Landed in the rotor behind a tor, and was also blinded by the low sun.

Possible fr ribs, aggravated previous hg head injury, minor bruises.
14.12.2001 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
CP



At Villa In Lanzarote,
Spain
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Allegra
Pilot bought harness froma chief coach which was subsequently discovered to be in poor condition and unsuitable.

09.12.2001 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
P



Chesham,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Iv

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Mosquito
PHG pilot spotted a 2 ft diameter parachute floating down 30ft away from him during a cross country flight. A long tube was attached to the parachute, which the pilot believes was from a model rocket.

28.11.2001 Male

Age:
37



Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu L
Pilot shortened the lines attached to the speed bar, this caused the speedbar to be applied during weight shift turns as the extra weight on the front of the harness seat would press on the speed bar.

17.11.2001

Treak Cliff,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Vision 5 Large
Student misjuddged his landing appraoch and overshot into a wall.

Fr ankle.
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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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