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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
29.06.2006 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
P



Milk Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target 160

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot took off in light conditions and lost height making landing field impossible. Tried fly on wall landing but wheels caught on rough ground breaking both uprights and pilots arm.

Fr humerus
28.06.2006 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
CP



L Bohinj,
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z One

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pliot nearly drowned having landed in a lake following siv manoeuvre.

None
26.06.2006 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
P



Saltburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot got caught out by turbulence having got low while soaring close in on a coastal site. Crashed into rocks. .

Fr t12 ,t11 and l1 vertebra
24.06.2006 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice



Fochriw,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student caught foot on landing.

Fr ankle
24.06.2006 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
P



Nont Sarahs,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Confidence

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot took off into gusting and fluctuation conditions resulting in a loss of height and pilot landing on rock. Wind then took glider and pulled pilot down rocky slope.

Spr l wrist, ankle and knee. dislo r wrist
24.06.2006 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
P



Limerstone Down,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 3-4m and landed heavily.

Fr shoulder
23.06.2006 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
AP



Merthyr,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac
Intox

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered collapse, probably due to rotor, at low level. Emergency chute deployed at 57m (190ft) and landed safely. Pilot (experienced comp pilot) had attempted to recover but noticed how fast ground was coming up!.

None
23.06.2006 Female

Age:
45

Rating:
CP



Fochriw,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xact

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot slope landed having lost lift due to wind being off hill. Glider caught by wind and pulled pilot through rocky gully.

2 fr wrists, bruising
17.06.2006 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Novice



Mount Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Tempus

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student failed to follow flight plan or instruction and flew into tree.

Scratches and bruising
16.06.2006 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Novice



Merthyr,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student landed cross wind in light conditions and landed faster than expected.

Spr ankle
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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