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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
16.08.2006 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice



East Hill ,Rothbury,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot took off on top to bottom flight but flew too slowly. Glider entered slow turn then crashed into hillside.

Fr cheek, nose and punctured lungs.
14.08.2006 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
P



Clough Head,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bonanza

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Glider entered deep stall just prior to top landing. Pilot had pulled in big big ears to descend through lift. Pilot recovered from stall and landed safely.

None
10.08.2006 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Novice



Darley Moor,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Condor
Student fell forward while practising running with glider.

Dislo shoulder
08.08.2006 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP



Llangollen,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered collapse on approach due to rotor.

Fr wrist and pelvis
05.08.2006 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Novice



Brandon West,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot fell forward on landing and struck elbow on hard (no rain) ground.

Fr elbow
04.08.2006 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice



Telegraph Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
N Joy

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flared late and insufficiently positive, with outstretched legs.

Bruised feet
03.08.2006 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP



Combe Gibbet,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed going backwards having made poor decision to fly in strengthening conditions.

None
27.07.2006 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Novice



Darley Moor,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot flared glider to land before losing speed and climbed to 10-15ft. Pilot sprained ankle on touching down.

Spr ankle
23.07.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP



Long Mynd,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Aeron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered symmetric collapse on approach then entered spin. Emergency chute thrown but became entangled in lines and did not deploy. Gathered in for second throw but paraglider now in normal flight. Pilot hung onto chute and landed normally.

None
20.07.2006 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP



Les Riunettes,
Switzerland

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Confidence

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
While flying low over alpine trees the pilot took both controls in one hand to switch vario off and on. Whilst not in full control of the glider, a thermal came through and pushed the pilot back into the trees.

None
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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