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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 3111 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
15.04.2002 Male

Age:
41



Ruddlers West,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Following a successful forward inflation the right control was applied for no apparent reason causing the canopy to bank and pull the pilot over.

Fr elbow
14.04.2002 Male

Age:
23



North Luffenham,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
Paramount 9/ 288

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Towing. Land Rover jumped out of gear during tow launch. Ram air parachute descended rapidly from 150ft. Pilot failed to flare and landed on coccyx.

Bruised coccyx
13.04.2002

Harting,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Breeze

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot seen to be flying close to the stall with insufficient altitude.

13.04.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
P



Harting,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot failed to unzip his harness during landing approach. Landed fully zipped up with 2mph ground speed which caused the nose to drop.

08.04.2002

Himachal Pradesh,
India
Paraglider Pilot lost in Himilayas.

Missing, presumed fatally injured.
05.04.2002 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP



Pena Rubia,
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Sapphire

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details BOI convened.

Fatal.
04.04.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP



Mam Tor,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Ignition

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst performing a reverse launch the pilot became airborne during his turn - he flew the canopy forward. At 15ft the canopy suffered an asymmetric collapse and turned into the hillside, the pilot had insufficient time to correct this.

Fr tibia, dl right ankle.
03.04.2002 Male



Dorset Coast 2m West Durdle Door.

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h
Flexwing Hang Glider No details.

Fr lower back
01.04.2002 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP



Drayton St Leonard,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Rumour 1

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
During a tow launch the line broke whilst the glider was at a height of 1500ft. The pilot released the line which fell onto nearby pwer lines. A vehicle drove over the line draggin it over the power lines which broke.

30.03.2002 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
P



Mere,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Futura

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot discovered a 15 inch tear in the canopy whilst building a wall. He has no idea what caused this tear.

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Last updated: 7 December 2023

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