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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 3169 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
28.05.2002 Male

Age:
47



Paravion Paraglider Parachute bridle shortened. When re-attached to the harness the carabiner would prize the stitching apart.

27.05.2002 Male

Age:
32



Swyre Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
2- One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Broken ulna & radius
24.05.2002 Male

Rating:
CP



Field, Roxton Road, Chawston, Beds,
UK
Paraglider Report received from AAIB - low level paraglider collapse.

Fatal.
12.05.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP



Kimmeridge,
UK
Paraglider Helicopter flew low over site.

12.05.2002 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP



Little Atherfield Farm,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Powered HG

Wing:
Wills Wing Eagle 164

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Doodlebug Power Unit
First landing approach was too high, pilot made a second attmept which was still too high. He overshot and flew to an alternative field but flew into rotor behind a hedge causing the aircraft to stall twice before impacting the ground.

Knocked unconcious, bleeding from nose, general bruising.
12.05.2002 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
P



Thornhill,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Scandal Xkr

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot misjudged landing approach and undershot the intended landing field. He collided with a tall bush resulting in the glider sustaining structural damage.

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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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