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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 3138 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
06.04.2007 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP



Beddingham,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot struck fence post with foot while ridge soaring.

Fr tib/fib
06.04.2007 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP



Wether Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was dragged on landing in strong winds having failed to properly collapse glider.

Fr rib
05.04.2007 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP



Wether Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilots suffered mid-air while ridge soaring close to ridge top and became entangled in each others gliders. Landed heavily but with no injuries. very lucky!

25.03.2007 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Novice



Nid Daigue,
Morocco

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student suffered asymmetric on landing approach and landed heavily.

Fr ankle
24.03.2007 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
P



Corn Ridge,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Aerodyne
Dune

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot did not launch glider straight and subsequent gust lifted him and propelled him sideways while facing uphill. After a couple of second he came down heavily, damaging his knee and was then dragged a further 20-30m.

Fr tibia, dislo knee
21.03.2007 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
P



Combe Gibbet,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed in trees having misjudged conditions.

21.03.2007 Male

Age:
71

Rating:
CP



Combe Gibbet,
UK

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Discovery 195
Pilot was thrown over backwards while rigging hang glider in breezy conditions. Glider blew back damaging another wing and a car.

Concussion , bruising
11.03.2007

UK Repack issues. Please refer to IR for details.

25.02.2007 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
CP



Ibitluna,
Brazil

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Geo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot spun glider applying too much control on final turn into wind.

Fr foot
17.02.2007 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
P



Lords Seat,
UK

Conditions:
Variable
2 paraglider pilots almost had mid-air due to one having made a downwind turn at the end of the ridge.

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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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