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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 3169 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
13.07.2004 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
P



Worcester Beacon,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered stall then failed to make immediate recovery. Eventually recovered.

None
12.07.2004 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
CP



Hay Bluff,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered large asymmetric while flying in strong turbulent conditions. The ensuing dive led to a spiral that the pilot could not recover. He deployed his emergency chute and landed safely but was then dragged for 300m. .

None
11.07.2004 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP



The Lawley,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Vision

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot became object fixated and allowed himself to get too low with no room to turn away from the hill. Landed heavily and broke upright.

None
07.07.2004

UK Paraglider During repack deployment handle tore off deployment bag.

None
07.07.2004

UK Paraglider During repack deployment handle/bridle combination was of such a length that the emergency chute was still in harness at full extension of pilots arm. Webbing to webbing conection also. Par Avion.

None
07.07.2004

UK Paraglider During repack it was discovered that pilot had connected maillon at end of chute bridle to second handle on deployment bag as well as to harness bridles. Impossible to deploy as result.

None
06.07.2004 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
AP



Westbury,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vulcan

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot experienced severe turbulence causing wing to collapse, probably due to lee side rotor. Pilot landed heavily.

Fr wrist
05.07.2004 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
P



Frocester,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot lost control of glider when reverse launching in gusty, thermic condotions and was dragged 30m.

Bruised shoulder
23.06.2004 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP



Ronda La Vieja,
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot turned wrong way on forward launch causing risers to be twisted. Pilot was lifted off ground still twisted and was seen to pull one of the controls in panic. Glider turned sharply throwing pilot against a boulder with great force.

Fatal.
22.06.2004 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
P



UK Powered PG

Launch Type:
Powered
Unqualified (for flpa) pilot crashed flpa and was not discovered until early hours.

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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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