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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
08.06.2007 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP



Parlick West,
UK
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot reached landing field with insufficient height to turn into wind. Landed heavily having failed to plf correctly.

Fr hand
06.06.2007 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
AP



Cat Bells,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot performed perfect landing but passenger placed foot down awkwardly.

Fr foot
03.06.2007 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Novice



Muggery,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student jumped into harness on first launch attempt. Fell over and dislocated shoulder.

Dislo shoulder
03.06.2007 Female

Age:
45

Rating:
P



Middle Wallop,
UK
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Tow line became snagged on stirrup while towing and could not be released. Pilot carried out emergency procedure for non-release and landed safely.

01.06.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
P



Blease,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot spun glider attempting to regain thermal recently passed through. Crashed onto heather covered hill uninjured.

None
26.05.2007 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
P



Wether Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered a 60% asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted heavily before glider could recover.

Fatal.
26.05.2007 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
CP



Wether Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot ended up too low for bottom landing area. Chose field that sloped down but into wind. pilot realised he was going to overshoot so went for gap in trees to see power lines on other side. tried to dive under but hit kingpost and landed heavily.

Fr leg, cut head
26.05.2007 Male



Perranporth,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Atis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student being trained by unqualified pilot stalled glider at 30ft trying to maintain height in light conditions.

Fr vertebra
25.05.2007 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP



Blorenge,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Pro Design
Effect

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot landed safely in alternate field as strengthening wind prevented landing in chosen field. Pilot was then approached by farmer claiming a horse had been injured.

23.05.2007

Internal velcro had worn hole in internal airbag rendering airbag ineffective.

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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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