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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 2814 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
14.05.2004 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice
Moel Wnion
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student became confused on approach and landed downwind (no PLF) thinking he was into wind.

fr heel
14.05.2004 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vulcan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot discovered the The Loft had replaced lines incorrectly during a service causing the glider to be deformed in flight. Pilot was not able to discover fault during pre-flight check as all looked ok.

none
07.05.2004 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Novice
Fochriw
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student failed to control glider having made a successful top landing. Glider pulled student over causing 2 broken fingers.

2 fr fingers
07.05.2004 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Novice
Abertysswg
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student lost concentration and pushed out instead of pulling in causing glider to stall.

none
02.05.2004 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Novice
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student became boxed in by another pilot and crashed having taken avoiding action.

fr ankle
02.05.2004 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Bewaldeth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bonanza

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse in rough thermic conditions which developed into a rotation. Pilot deployed reserve and landed safely though dragged on landing due to strong wind.

none
30.04.2004 Male

Age:
35

United Kingdom
Powered HG

Wing:

Engine:
mosquito

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot discovered torn zip line attachment which could have resulted in the line reaching the prop with serious consequences.

none
24.04.2004 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Novice
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Coral

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student went over on ankle while ground handling.

spr ankle
24.04.2004 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student failed to control glider after aborted take off. Glider reinflated and lifted student approx 2m into the air before dumping him back down heavily.

fr fibula
22.04.2004 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Novice
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student landed then got dragged into stone wall while attempting to walk glider back to launch.

bruising and spr ankle
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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