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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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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There are 2808 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
29.08.2005 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot


Wing:

Launch Type:
Serious faults to home made deployment handle discovered at equipment check prior to improvers course. Emergency chute would not have deployed.

none
28.08.2005 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Eype
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot deep stalled onto rock ledge having flown into rotor. Rescued by coast guard.

none
28.08.2005 Female

Age:
34

Rating:
Pilot
South Cerney
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Bagheera

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot crashed heavily during winch launch. Glider had knot in upper lines.

fr T11 vertebra, fr elbow
28.08.2005 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot crashed into hillside having misjudged proximity to hill when avoiding another glider.

fr vertebra L1
28.08.2005 Female

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Ringstead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flew into turbulence having failed to notice wind had veered.

fr pelvis, fr femur, fr arm
27.08.2005
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Male

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric colapse at low level and spiralled into hillside.

Fatal.
21.08.2005 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Trango 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot entered spin flying too slowly when thermalling and crashed into hillside.

fr wrist
20.08.2005 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Novice
Catacol
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
2 students collided but flew on and landed safely. Minor damage to one of the gliders.

none
20.08.2005 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Combe Gibbit
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Astral 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed in trees having encountered sink while trying to get back to ridge.

none
18.08.2005 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot
Captain Cook
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attempted to slope land having failed to find thermal on light wind day. Pilot landed in bracken and struck foot on hidden boulder.

fr heal, pelvis, sacrum
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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