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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
17.05.2004 Male

Age:
26

Rating:
P



Dunstable,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Artax

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot blown off course by strong winds during top landing and flew into side of parked vehicle.

None
17.05.2004 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
CP



Westbury,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Flight Design
Ghostbuster

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot decided to land having lost spoileron in turbulence. Caught base bar on long grass and nosed in heavily.

Neck and back strain
16.05.2004 Male

Age:
48



Thornhill Airfield No details available

15.05.2004 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
P



Scamblesby,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot alleged to have spooked horse some 750m away causing some minor damage to horse. Pilot unaware of occurrence until informed by farmer who owns land.

None
15.05.2004 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
SPHG



UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Mcdaddy

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Fly,
p130
At 50m when pilot and passenger were getting into their seats, the risers became twisted resulting in the pilot losing control. They crashed heavily with the passenger sustaining severe injuries.

Fr wrist, fr collar bone
14.05.2004 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice



Moel Wnion,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student became confused on approach and landed downwind (no PLF) thinking he was into wind.

Fr heel
14.05.2004 Male

Rating:
P



Blorenge,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vulcan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot discovered the The Loft had replaced lines incorrectly during a service causing the glider to be deformed in flight. Pilot was not able to discover fault during pre-flight check as all looked ok.

None
07.05.2004 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Novice



Fochriw,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student failed to control glider having made a successful top landing. Glider pulled student over causing 2 broken fingers.

2 fr fingers
07.05.2004 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Novice



Abertysswg,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student lost concentration and pushed out instead of pulling in causing glider to stall.

None
02.05.2004 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Novice



Mt Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student became boxed in by another pilot and crashed having taken avoiding action.

Fr ankle
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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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