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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
17.07.2021 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
4 years
2 hours
(2 hours)

Blaenavon,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot elected to make a slope landing and made a fast approach. They rolled on touch-down, causing injury.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

17.07.2021 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
17 years
1000 hours
(18 hours)

Clough Head,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot experienced severe turbulence on landing approach, which caused a series of collapses. The pilot took action to avoid collision with a wall and landed with the wing settling in a tree.

Unhurt
17.07.2021 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
5 years
10 hours

Bradwell,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot misjudged a landing approach and landed in a tree, sustaining minor injuries.

Minor Injuries
17.07.2021 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
5 years
10 hours

Bradwell Edge,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot misjudged their landing approach and collided with a tree.

Minor Injuries
08.07.2021 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
28 years

Wingland,
UK
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Solo

Launch Type:
Foot
During preflight check the pilot noticed that the helmet cable had snapped at the cable junction on their Icaro UL paramotor helmet.

Unhurt
30.06.2021 Male

Rating:
P



Combe Gibbet,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot launched in light conditions and encountered an area of lift, in which they applied the controls. The wing was seen to drop back then pitched forward asymmetrically, before experiencing a full frontal collapse. The pilot was too low to recover to normal flight and impacted the ground.

Seriously Injured
28.06.2021 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
35 years
600 hours
(20 hours)

Dodd Fell,
UK
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
RX

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot failed to clip in to the glider. This was spotted by a pilot bystander and corrected before take off.

Unhurt
26.06.2021 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
46 years
650 hours
(20 hours)

Sutton Meadows,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Other

Wing:
Flylight
Foxtug

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
The Foxtug was aerotowing a Wills Wing Falcon F3 (tandem). After initial engine warm-up, a take-off was made on full power. The Foxtug's Rotax 582 engine suffered a power loss at around 200ft AGL which recovered and then dropped again. The tandem pilot released when signalled, and landed without further incident.

Pilot:
Unhurt

Passenger:
Unhurt
26.06.2021 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
21 years
600 hours
(10 hours)

Holme Moss,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 6 light

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot lost control of their paraglider in thermic conditions, leading to a spin and collision with the hillside.

Minor Injuries
26.06.2021 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
8 years
140 hours
(40 hours)

High and Over,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Rook 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot launched in a light and switching wind and clipped the fence with their foot, causing them to rotate under the paraglider to the extent where the risers twisted. The pilot was able to regain control and slope land.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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