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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 3161 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
31.01.2001 Male

Rating:
CP



Mala,
Spain

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Vision V

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot flew too close to the hill in turbulent conditions - resulted in the glider being turned toward the hill in a strong gust.

Fr scaphoid bone left hand; break at old fracture. bruised face and leg
28.01.2001 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
P



South Cerney,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Parascender

Wing:
Eiff
Classic 259

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
During tow launch the line broke at the pilot end at 350. The pilot set up a normal landing approach but failed to flair on landing.

Fractures to lower leg
28.01.2001 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
CP



Sutons Corner,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Sunbeam

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Fractured fibula.
28.01.2001 Male

Age:
18



Marania Farm,
Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student let one of the controls up on landing causing the glider to turn / dive, this resulted in a landing on one foot which then twisted.

Sprained left ankle.
28.01.2001 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Novice



Marania Farm,
Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Jive

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During early training flights student suffered from ground rush - as he approached the ground the student brought his left hand down causing the glider to turn left, student impacted ground.

Bruising to right hand.
21.01.2001 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
AP



Beer Head,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Csx 137

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
HG attempting a rushed launch on a busy site clipped the ground with his wing tip causing the other wing to enter the lift first. The glider rotated about the inside wing and then hit the hill.

No injuries.
15.01.2001 Male

Rating:
P



Cross Country,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
FreeX
Mission

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
RAD,
Airheart XL100
Paramotor pilot landing out after a XC flight. During his landing approach the pilot attempted a 360 degree turn during which the wing stalled and entered a spin. The pilot landed heavily.

Sprained right hand, bruising.
14.01.2001 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP



Mam Tor,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot soaring with ridge on his left turned left toward the hill in front of an oncoming Pg. The canopies came very close to touching causing the second canopy to suffer a partial collapse.

13.01.2001

Threlkeld,
UK
Paraglider No details!

Not specified, but not life threatening.
13.01.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
CP



Blease Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Canopy suffered a front tuck in turbulent air.

Concussion, fr pelvis, pneumothorax, fr ribs
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Last updated: 23 May 2024

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