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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 paraglider wings 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 2405 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
28.09.2002 Male

Age:
37



Steyning Bowl,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Sentra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attmpted to launch with one leg strap undone. He realised before taking off and aborted the flight.

None
23.09.2002 Male

Rating:
AP



Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Saber
Pink undersurface fabric found to be severely degraded by UV during inspection - remainder of the canopy in good condition.

21.09.2002 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP



West Firle,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot over shot twice whilst attempting to top land. Following his second attempt the canopy suffered a collapse to the right wing causing it rotate and then dive into the hill.

Spinal, compression fracture
21.09.2002 Male



Monks Down,
UK
Paraglider Canopy inflated whilst pilot was prearing for flight, as it did so it caused an airborne pilot to take evasive action.

21.09.2002 Male

Age:
38



Twichill Farm,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
SKY PARAGLIDERS
Yang

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tripped whilst running on take off.

Compression fracture to left ankle
20.09.2002 Female

Age:
31

Rating:
Novice



Blaenavon,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stalled glider on low hop.

Fr ankle
19.09.2002

Paraglider Whilst flying with nearly full speed bar on the pilot noticed that one of the speed bar lines had become free of its pulley. On inspection he noticed that the pin holding the pulley had gradually worked its way loose.

15.09.2002 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP



Downcourt,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Booster

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled canopy whilst in big ears, canopy dropped back 30 degrees, pilot impacted the hill.

Bruising concussion
15.09.2002 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP



Downcourt,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Booster L

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Canopy stalled whilst in big ears, pilot impacted the hill.

Severe bruising to the buttocks, concussion.
15.09.2002 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP



Abington West,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Phelix

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilkot attempting to lose height to land by s turning. Failed to turn into wind on the final beat and impacted the ground hard.

Ankle & leg break
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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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