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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
31.05.2005 Male

Age:
18

Rating:
Novice



Compton Bowl,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Reggae

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew into hill while attempting a top to bottom flight with turns.

Bruised foot
31.05.2005 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP



Ringstead,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged site and airflow resulting in a water landing. No dry option. V lucky!

None
30.05.2005 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Novice



Wetton,
UK
Paraglider Student fractured collar bone while practicing PLFs prior to flight training.

Fr clavicle
17.05.2005 Female

Age:
46

Rating:
P



Smeatharpe,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Sx2

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot stalled glider during winch launch after pushing bar out having foolishly anticipated increased winch tension that did not materialise due to mechanical failure.

Bruises and grazing.
17.05.2005 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Novice



Truleigh Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student suffered asymmetric collapse at 10m and hit hillside.

Fr heel
15.05.2005 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Novice



Curium,
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student allowed glider to overfly on launch pulling pilot over.

Minor abrasions to face, arm and calf
15.05.2005 Female

Age:
14

Rating:
Novice



Luffenham,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Parascender

Wing:
Paracommander


Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Student landed heavilly on one foot.

None
15.05.2005 Male

Age:
65



Penmaen Bach,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Pilot witnessed not wearing helmet.

None
09.05.2005 Male

Rating:
CP



Combe Gibbet,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot initiated symmetric collapse by pulling b rather than a lines for big ears. Glider then entered spin with cravatte.

None
23.04.2005 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
P



St Cyrus,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Quarx

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled glider by flying too slowly and in wrong area.

Bruised back
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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