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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
22.09.2001 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP



Firle,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

Ruptured tendon, right leg.
22.09.2001 Male

Age:
33



Tintin Epidavros,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bandit

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilkot misjudged his landing approach resulting in him overshooting into some trees.

Fr (l) humerus, bruised rib, bruised (l) thigh.
21.09.2001 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
P



Montmin, Col De La Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
X-Act

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pink Nova fabric tore easily . The glider was three years old and had been flown for 79 hours.

18.09.2001

UK

Wing:
Moyes
Xtralight
Two carbon fibre dive sticks broke in separate incidents, one on an extacy the other an xtralight sx2.

15.09.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
CP





Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h
Powered PG

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot failed to execute an emergency canopy collapse following an aborted forward launch. Part of the canopy contacted the motor causing damage to the lines and prop.

11.09.2001 Male

Age:
33



Sourton Tor,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew into a rocky outcrop during an extended top to bottom flight. .

Two broken legs.
10.09.2001 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
P



Plaine Joux,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Amour
Batten trapped under the mylar leading edge caused severe turn in flight, pilot didnt realise until hed landed.

09.09.2001 Male

Age:
44



Scottish Aerotow Centre, Thornhill.,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Apollo

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Following a tow release at 400ft the pilot initiated a 360 degree turn. Before completing the turn he realised that he was very low, and so tried to tighten the turn. The canopy left wingtip then stalled and the canopy spun into the ground.

Fr (r) tibia
05.09.2001 Male

Age:
30



Ditchling Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student applied too much control following launch, eased up after being instructed to do so, as he eased up the canopy pitched forward and the student impacted the slope.

Fr ankle.
04.09.2001 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP



Baba Dag,
Turkey

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Pure

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
During spiral dive at siv course, the D ring of the harness broke causing the pilot to weight shift into the dive exacerbating the manouevre. The pilot applied outside brake and recovered the situation.

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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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