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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
22.04.2007 Male

Age:
16

Rating:
Novice



Luffenham,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Parascender

Wing:
Waterbird
Jumbo

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Student landed heavily and did not carry out good plf.

Fr ankle
21.04.2007 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
P



Deptford,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litesport 4

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot jumped into glider on aerotow launch then stalled a wing as he pushed out to prevent dropping. Locked out at low level and crashed in vertically.

Fr clavicles
21.04.2007 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
CP



The Gyrn,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z-One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Low airtime pilot caught out by change of wind direction. Ended up flying downwind close to hill and collided with fence.

Cuts and bruises
21.04.2007 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
P



Col de Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Boomerang Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot crashed into side of mountain while scratching close in light conditions.

Fr pelvis, fr vertebrae, fr ribs, internals.
20.04.2007 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
P



St Bees Cliffs,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged wind direction and ended up losing height quicker than expected forcing him to land on a cliff. Pilot was rescued by RAF helicopter.

18.04.2007 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
CP



Wether Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Breeze

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged approach and struck wall on landing.

Fr wrist, cuts to head, damaged shoulder
17.04.2007 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
AP



Combe Gibbet,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot took off in breezy conditions with cravatte in one wingtip. Slipped on landing but no injuries.

16.04.2007 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Novice



Swanborough,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
Fun 190

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student came in to land too slowly and mushed in on wheels causing break to arm.

Fr arm
15.04.2007 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
P



Wether Fell,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Artax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst distracted by a paraglider flying erratically, pilot then had mid-air with another paraglider.

15.04.2007 Male

Age:
26

Rating:
Novice



Dalefoot,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student twisted ankle while attempting a reverse launch.

Fr ankle
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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