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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
26.02.2006 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
AP



Famara,
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Kiss 154

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
HG pilot took off while not clipped in. Hung onto A frame until clear then deployed emergency chute landing on rocky slope.

Fr arm, shoulder. concussion
26.02.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP



Skyline Drive,
Jamaica

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered strong sidewind when on final approach, probably caused by strong thermic activity at landing area. Pilot landed heavily. PLF saved more severe damage.

Fr fibula
31.01.2006 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Novice



Newlyn Downs,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Mars

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student did not reduce speed or flare on landing and glider nosed in.

Dislo elbow
29.01.2006 Female

Age:
29

Rating:
Novice



Addleborough,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tripped on takeoff run, the gilder having gone off to one side.

Fr tib and fib
22.01.2006 Male

Age:
36



Nont Sarahs,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot displayed poor airmanship in allowing a midair assuming he had right of way.

Fr finger. internal bruising
22.01.2006 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
CP



Gyrn,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero Plus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot twisted ankle on landing having failed to get out of seat (and having flared a little too high). Probably caused by change to routine, having made harness adjustments prior to the flight.

Fr ankle
21.01.2006 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
P



Leadlich,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stumbled on uneven ground while ground-handling in preparation for launch.

Grazed leg
21.01.2006 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP



Bradwell,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Java Comp

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot got tangled in harness on poor approach then caught A frame on rough ground just before flaring. .

Dislo shoulder
15.01.2006 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Under training



Ontur,
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot failed to properly correct a turn having released from the aerotow line at 100ft and crashed at speed.

Fatal.
10.01.2006 Female

Age:
39



South Africa Paraglider

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Handle on FreeX tow release became detached as pilot tried to release from winch line. Pilot released ok by pulling wire instead and landed safely.

None
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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