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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
23.07.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP



Lobden,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Fractured vertebrae, l1 and l2.
20.07.2003 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP



Larragne, Bhpa Nationals.,
France
Flexwing Hang Glider

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

Multiple, including head injuries.
16.07.2003 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Novice



Folly Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
FLYING PLANET
Astair

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student suffered asymmetric collapse while on soaring beat and crashed into slope.

Fr (compressed) vertebrae (2). uncertain if caused by this incident.
15.07.2003 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
AP



Chabre,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Cheetah

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

Lightly bruised.
14.07.2003 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
CP



Blorenge,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Fractured 2 fingers, one of which also dislocated. both right hand.
12.07.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
P



North Luffenham,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Parascender

Wing:
waterbird
Jumbo

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
No details available

Bruising to forehead.
12.07.2003 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
P



North Luffenham,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Parascender

Wing:
Sportlite
Ascending 324

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
No details available

None
07.07.2003 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP



Bedlinog,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Vision

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

Dislocated shoulder.
06.07.2003 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP



Milk Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Soul

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Fr pelvis (two fr).
06.07.2003 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Novice



Glyders,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student stumbled while walking across hill. None flying accident.

Torn ligaments to knee
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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