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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
07.07.2004
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During repack deployment handle tore off deployment bag.

none
07.07.2004
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During repack deployment handle/bridle combination was of such a length that the emergency chute was still in harness at full extension of pilots arm. Webbing to webbing conection also. Par Avion.

none
07.07.2004
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
During repack it was discovered that pilot had connected maillon at end of chute bridle to second handle on deployment bag as well as to harness bridles. Impossible to deploy as result.

none
06.07.2004 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Westbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vulcan

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot experienced severe turbulence causing wing to collapse, probably due to lee side rotor. Pilot landed heavily.

fr wrist
05.07.2004 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost control of glider when reverse launching in gusty, thermic condotions and was dragged 30m.

bruised shoulder
23.06.2004 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ronda La Vieja
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot turned wrong way on forward launch causing risers to be twisted. Pilot was lifted off ground still twisted and was seen to pull one of the controls in panic. Glider turned sharply throwing pilot against a boulder with great force.

Fatal.
22.06.2004 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Unqualified (for flpa) pilot crashed flpa and was not discovered until early hours.

20.06.2004 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Club Pilot
Atherfield Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Avalon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled glider at approx 10m when on landing approach and landed in a head down attitude.

Fatal.
20.06.2004 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
FLPA

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
FreeX
Pure

Engine:
Sperwill

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot lost control of paramotor during launch/climb phase and crashed into the roof of a school.

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16.06.2004 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Club Pilot
Dungiven
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Pilot landed and noticed that the shackle connecting his A lines to the riser was undone and 3 lines were free. He had not carried out a pre-flight check prior to the flight.

none
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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