Paraglider

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 3175 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
26.04.2003 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Novice



Cockle Park,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student confused by different coloured webbing so released under tension and landed heavily.

Disloction of left arm from shoulder socket. torn arm and chest muscles
24.04.2003 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
P



Seaham,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Fr pelvis, concussion, black eye.
24.04.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
P



UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Eclipse/Ghostbuster

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
No details available

None
22.04.2003 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP



Shining Tor,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

None
21.04.2003 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Novice



Muggery Bowl,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Stubby

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
No details available

Broken tooth crown and cut lip
21.04.2003 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
P



Chinrwell Tora,
UK

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
K2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

None
18.04.2003 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
P



Mercury,
UK

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Xtralite

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

Concussion, x-rays shows a shadow on skull
18.04.2003 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
P



Mercury,
UK

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Xkr

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
No details available

Sprained ankle
18.04.2003 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
CP



UK

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Marlin

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Bruising
16.04.2003 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP



Beachy Head,
UK
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon
No details available

Fr l1 & l2
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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