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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
15.04.2003 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Novice



High Edge,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

Cut knee
10.04.2003 Female

Age:
36

Rating:
AP



Quest Air Soaring,
US

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed 4

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
No details available

Badly cut nose.
08.04.2003 Male



Walla Crag,
UK
Paraglider No details available

Chest, pelvic, damage. resuce called for airlift
08.04.2003 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
AP



Switzerland

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot took off into crap conditions - too windy.

Crush damage to lower back and neck. severe damage to l1. internal injuries.
06.04.2003 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
AP



UK Flexwing Hang Glider No details available

None
06.04.2003 Male

Age:
23

Rating:
Novice



Barton Aerodrome,
UK
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Corel

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
No details available

Cut chin
05.04.2003 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Novice



Heol Senni,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
G-Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

Broken right ankle
05.04.2003 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
AP



Bell Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Atis 28

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Ankle, not specified.
04.04.2003 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
P



Harting Down,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Amour

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

Fatal.
04.04.2003 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Novice



Telegraph Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Tonic

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Fr r tibia, chipped toe.
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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