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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
22.02.2005 Male

Rating:
CP



Macher,
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Sierra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was dragged into parked cars while trying to control glider.

None
19.02.2005 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice



Montellano,
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Students glider suffered symmetric collapse possibly due to rotor from edge of hill. Student landed heavily without PLF.

Fr clavicle
19.02.2005

Parachute packers info from Bill Morris. See IR form for info.

None
12.02.2005 Female

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice



Roque Brune,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright Classic

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student crashed feet first into cliff having become flustered by proximity to sea and railway line.

Fr feet
08.02.2005 Female

Age:
56

Rating:
P



Mere Rifle Range,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot crashed having sustained an asymmetric collapse on approach, probably due to thermic turbulence.

Fr vertebra, fr ankle
31.01.2005 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP



Marleycombe,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Tetra (M)

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to properly control glider following symmetric collapse at low level in marginal conditions.

Fr ribs, punctured lung
29.01.2005

UK Multiple report on reserve repack by Bill Morris. See report for details.

26.01.2005

West Firle,
UK
No details available

31.12.2004 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
CP



Presendyt,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
X-Act

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot was dragged and bounced while attempting to forward launch.

Fr wrist, fr leg
28.12.2004 Male



UK Paraglider Harness airbag found to be worn (holed and delaminated) after 2 years use.

None
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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