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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
20.07.2001 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP



Lejar S.e.,
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Canopy suffered large collapse during top to bottom flight, parachute deployed, did not open, pilot impacted mountain side.

Fr pelvis, 10 fractured ribs, lung damage.
16.07.2001 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP



Muggery Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Canopy suffered collapse during landing approach.

None
04.07.2001 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
CP



Plaine Joux,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Flair

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot flying slowly during landing approach stalled through wind gradient.

Sprained ankle.
01.07.2001 Male

Age:
39



Serra Do Loranco,
Spain

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Laminar Mrx 2001st13

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot forced to land on wheels after xc flight. Wheels snagged in ruts in the field the pilot swung through control frame.

Dislocated elbow.
28.06.2001 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP



Letale,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Wind direction turned through 90 degrees during landing approach causing the canopy to stall.

Fr femur and rib.
24.06.2001 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP



Fochrhiw,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
G Sport

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot overshot landing area, attempted to slow the glider down as he was gliding down a sloping field canopy stalled.

Fr pelvis, fr wrist, fr rib.
23.06.2001 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
P



Mendlesham,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Rumour 2

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot drifted off line during tow flight after long lay-off, the tow was aborted and the pilot crashed in long grass.

Sprained neck
23.06.2001 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP



Trehane,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Gradient Sapphire

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot suffered line break during tow launch, following release canopy entered a spin and did not recover before impacting the ground.

Severe bruising.
22.06.2001 Female

Age:
39



Chillerton Down,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero M

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student fell over whilst attempting slope landing.

Fr wrist
17.06.2001 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP



Curium Ridge, Cyprus.,
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron Large

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot tried to remain airborne in weak conditions, sank too low to reach a safe landing field, landed heavily in unsuitable (small, fenced) area.

Fr lower left leg.
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Last updated: 7 December 2023

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