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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 3175 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
28.08.2002 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
P



Col Dela Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Typhoon S4

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Paraglider pilot attempted to launch whilst a hang glider was stood waiting to launch at the one and only TO spot. The PG pilot failed to control his canopy which then dragged him into the HG.

26.08.2002 Male

Age:
36



Sarn,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Up


Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot seen to be applying controls too aggressively. The canopy entered a spin, and after one and a half rotations recovered and dived toward the hill. The pilot impacted the hill.

Xchin, lower back, left leg, ambulance to shrewsbury hospital
26.08.2002 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP



Sarn,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot overcontrolled his canopy when attempting to turn in thermal lift. The canopy suffered a collapse and pendulumed into the ground.

Fractured ankle, broken lower leg, broken vertabra, cracked ribs
25.08.2002 Male

Age:
39



Darley Moor,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Mars Illaro

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
As the glider approached the ground following a low hop the student pulled in the control frame causing the glider to dive into the ground.

Fractured humerous, 1st aid & to derbyshire royal infirmary
24.08.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP



Bell Hill

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Brake lines discovered to be worn where they pass through pulley.

24.08.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP



Bell Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot almost dragged whilst attempting to launch.

24.08.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP



Airways Flight Park,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot tow launched whilst wearing doodlebug power harness - engine off. At 20ft glider drifted off line - tow aborted - pilot unable to control gliders direction, drifted off course, pilot landed heavily on right side.

Broken bones in elbow, ambulance to derbyshire royal infirmary
24.08.2002 Male

Rating:
AP



The Blorenge,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Oasis

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst thermal soaring tha canopy entered a spin which the pilot didnt immediately recognise. The pilot countered the turn by braking the opposite wing causing the canopy to stall. With insufficient height for recovery the pilot threw his parachute.

24.08.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP



Darley Moor,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Reo

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Whilst tow launching the pilot attempted to correct his track by turning right. However, he did not maintain sufficient airspeed during this attempted turn, causing the left wing to stall. The glider drifted off course and impacted the ground.

Chipped elbow, bruises to derbyshire royal hospital
20.08.2002 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP



Sourton,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Octane

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Fr tibia, fr fibula, (fracture below the knee and spiral fracture above the ankle).
Go to: Incident Reports (formal investigations)
Go to: Annual Incident Analysis Reports
Last updated: 23 June 2024

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