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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 3108 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
08.06.2002 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP



Hive Beach,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Alto

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flying coastal ridge misjudged wind strength and direction and was unable to fly back to his launch point. He attemptted to top land the cliff site but flew into turbulent air behind the ridge, causing his glider to drop.

Bumps and bruises
08.06.2002 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP



Hillend,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot launched into turbulent conditions resulting in the canopy pitching forward and backwards and finally entering a 180 degree spin. With insufficient height to recover the pilot impacted the hill.

Bruising to left shin & impact to small of back
04.06.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP



Kimmeridge,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Following launch the pilot noticed that the right control line was looped around another line. The pilot was able to slope land.

04.06.2002 Male

Age:
27



Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth,
UK
Flexwing Hang Glider Report received from AAIB of hang glider crash.

Uspecified
04.06.2002 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
CP



UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
Scirocco

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
The pilot followed ridge to a position in which the ridge and wind direction were almost parallel. As he was unable to penetrate back upwind the pilot attempted to land on a small grassy area, turbulence led to a frontal collapse pilot impacted rocks.

Cuts, bruises, muscle & ligament damage, spine trauma ambulance to a & e aberistwith
01.06.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP



UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Malaku

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During landing the canopys wing tip fell onto a pilot. The pilot then noticed a line trapped in the Brummel hook on the speed system. The line had been damaged by the hook. The diameter of the gap in the hooks was smaller than line diameter.

01.06.2002 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
P



Mont Sarha,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Atos

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Illegible - can only glean that pilot misjudged landing approach which resulted in a crash.

Broken ulnar- l cracked humerus- r ambulance to huddersfield hospital
31.05.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
P



Mount Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Dynasty

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Three pilots on converging flight paths non of them took appropriate avoiding action resulting in them narrowley missing each other.

31.05.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP



Le Reward,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged suitability of field for landing following a cross country flight, narrowly avoided power lines and an electric fence, and in the process caused the glider to spin 180 degrees resulting in the pilot landing heavily on his back.

Compressed l2 vertibrae- fracture; to hospital in central annecy
31.05.2002 Male

Age:
52



Darley Moor,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Mars

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student pushed out during tow launch causing the gliders left wing to stall, the glider turned and the left wing tip hit the ground.

Bruised right leg anmd shoulder
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Last updated: 29 November 2023

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