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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
26.08.2007 Male

Rating:
Novice



Truleigh Hill

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
While on launch run during a forward launch, canopy suffered asymmetric and pulled student over onto shoulder.

Fr clavicle
26.08.2007 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
P



Corndon,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Trango 2.1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot fell out of thermal while close to hillside and crashed heavily.

Fr ribs, internal injuries
25.08.2007 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
P



Long Mynd,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Extralight 147

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot forgot to put tension back on glider having just landed to adjust battens.

Fr arm
25.08.2007 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
P



Cassino,
Italy

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Glider stalled at 3m while on finals and pilot landed heavily in seated position.

Fr vertebra
24.08.2007 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice



Blaenavon,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student tripped on landing.

Cuts, grazed knee
23.08.2007 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP



Saltburn Cliffs,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Rookie

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to clear a transverse ridge on final approach and landed heavily.

Fr l1 vertebra
18.08.2007 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
P



Chabre,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Cheetah 160

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was unable to bleed off enough speed (possible tail wind) and nosed in.

Fr humerus
11.08.2007 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
P



Milk Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at 50ft and landed heavily.

Fr vertebra t12, fr ankle
10.08.2007 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP



Kirk Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot did not see low voltage power lines on landing and struck them when 2m from ground. No injuries but equipment destroyed.

None
09.08.2007 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP



Sourton Tor,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot hit sink while close in to ridge and struck large boulder.

Fr vertebra
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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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