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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 2836 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
03.07.2005 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Mendelsham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Scandal

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot noticed that kingpost wires were incorrectly attached.

none
03.07.2005 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot got dragged back in strong wind over wall, car and barbed wire fence - ouch!

cut finger, fr scapula
03.07.2005 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Mendlesham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Kpl3

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
After landing pilot discovered hang point pivot pin had slipped out 2cm having noticed a creaking noise while being towed into air.

none
03.07.2005 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Luffenham
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Saber

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot was caught out by gust prior to launch and failed to control canopy. Pilot was dragged back over runway.

dislo shoulder
01.07.2005 Male

Age:
27

USA
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot died in USA. Details to follow.

Fatal.
26.06.2005 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Swan Lake Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Topaz

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to properly control glider having landed and was lifted by gust. Canopy the had asymmetric and pilot landed heavily.

fr arm
25.06.2005 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom


Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse due to close proximity of RAF sea king helicopter. Site had not been notamd.

none
20.06.2005 Male

Age:
60
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic


Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot 360d into hill in sinking air.

18.06.2005 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Novice
High And Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled on landing damaging shoulder.

dislo shoulder, chipped bone
18.06.2005 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Rushup Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Tow rated pilot got into difficulties when attempting to ridge soar having hill launched. Pilot landed heavily behind trees.

bruising
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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