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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
27.06.2018 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
8 years

BALLYCARY FIELD,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of his glider on approach to landing. Possible collapse/stall. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
27.06.2018 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
10 years

Treak Cliff,
UK

Wind Strength:
25-30 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown


Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed in a tree attempting to avoid power lines having been unable to penetrate in strong conditions.

Unhurt
25.06.2018 Male

Age:
47

Flying Experience:
8 years
5 hours
(4 hours)

Skiddaw,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student on final approach to land in field, came in too high in nil wind and put in a hard turn just before landing as was worried he was running out of room. Glider swung towards ground as pilot flared hard, pilots arm hit ground fully outstretched during flair resulting in injury to wrist.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24.06.2018 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
23 years
50 hours
(5 hours)

Cutthorpe,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Praavis
Acrobat

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Bailey,
175
Pilot veered towards dry stone wall while heavily loaded, not realising his trimmers were asymmetrically set. Pilot clipped top of wall and fell down the other side.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

23.06.2018 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
1 hours
(1 hours)

Mount Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot crash landed in a deep water ditch sustaining injuries to his legs. Pilot was rescued by other pilots as he was in danger of drowning.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

23.06.2018 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
11 years
300 hours
(30 hours)

Hundred House,
UK

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while turning into final approach. Pilot landed heavily on one leg.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

23.06.2018 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
20 years
200 hours
(6 hours)

Westbury,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Strong Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made hurried launch in order to catch thermal upcycle, but failed to check true wind direction and made uncoordinated take-off with insufficient speed. Glider turned in towards side of hill sharply. Pilot applied full control weight shift to avoid collision with hill and went on to complete normal flight.

Unhurt
19.06.2018 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
15 years
195 hours
(11 hours)

Montmin,
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off and encountered stronger than expected head wind. Pilot was then unable to reach intended landing fields resulting in an unplanned landing. Pilot turned into wind too late and collided with slope.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

18.06.2018 Male

Age:
61

Flying Experience:
29 years
250 hours

Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse shortly after launching. The glider turned 180 degrees with no obvious pilot input and crashed into the hillside.

Seriously Injured
15.06.2018 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
6 years
14 hours
(14 hours)

Mount Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Koyot 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had near miss with another paraglider. The other paraglider suffered a collapse and landed heavily.

Unhurt,
Cervical Spine

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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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