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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 3175 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
18.07.2007 Male

Rating:
Novice



Muggery,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student twisted knee on landing having carried out a good and gentle landing.

Damaged knee ligaments
17.07.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP



Chabre,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot turned wrong way on reverse launch and went off with a twist. Pilot crashed into slope before regaining control using outstretched arm to break fall rather than plf.

Fr wrist, fr fingers
15.07.2007 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
P



Gragareth,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Cayenne 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was forced into path of third glider resulting in a mid-air, having taken avoiding action to miss another flying head on.

None
15.07.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Novice



Lama Field,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 27

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled while kiting glider.

Fr wrist, fr rib
12.07.2007 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Novice



Myhophen,
Austria

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Unqualified pilot spun into trees while attempting to thermal.

None
08.07.2007 Male



UK Powered PG

Launch Type:
Powered
AAIB investigating.

Fatal.
08.07.2007 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP



Pule,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Wing inflated fully unintentionally while pilot was building wall. Pilot was then dragged into rocks.

Fr ribs
08.07.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
FLPA



Wormley Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Powered PG

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
PAP,
Top 80 1250
Pilot had difficulty getting into seat due to slack leg straps. Pilot released one brake to assist but forgot to park brake first. Brake handle hit prop but bounced off and pilot landed safely.

None
23.06.2007 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Novice



St Vincent,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
X1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student suffered asymmetric while running for take off. Pilot was lifted by momentum and turned into hillside.

Fr hip, fr shoulder
19.06.2007 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
CP



Lake Ohrid,
Macedonia

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z-one

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot entered spiral on SIV course but could not pull opposite brake hard enough to recover. Panicked and pulled wrong brake making spiral lock in.

Fr cheekbone, bruising
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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