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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
21.06.2003 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP



Edenfield,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Extralite

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

None
21.06.2003 Male

Rating:
Novice



Little Tailbridge,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

Dislocated right arm
19.06.2003 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
AP



Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bliss

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had hard landing after attempting to land in strong windy and thermic conditions.

Fr r ankle (lateral maleolus), fr r wrist (medial styloid).
16.06.2003 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP



Pincots Lane,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Avian
Java

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Doodle Bug
Pilot turned off engine too soon and was unable to make landing field hitting power lines.

15% electrical burns, hip, abdomen and legs.
15.06.2003 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
CP



Broughton Heights,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Fractured vertebra
15.06.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP



Knipe Scar,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Crushed vertabrae - broken wrist
15.06.2003 Male

Rating:
CP



Bradwell Edge,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Broken tibia at ankle
15.06.2003 Male



Sutton Bank,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova


Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

None
15.06.2003 Male

Rating:
Novice



Bewaldeth,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

Dislocated shoulder.
14.06.2003 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
AP



Merthyr (Wales),
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
paramac


Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Broken collar bone
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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