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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
28.12.2000 Male

Age:
36



Buckingham Palace,
UK
Powered PG

Launch Type:
Powered
Paramotor pilot (Non BHPA member) landed his aircraft in the grounds of Buck Palace.

None
25.12.2000 Female

Age:
24



Macher,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
During ground handliing trim problem discovered. It was found that c and d lines had shrunk by 10mm.

No injuries
15.12.2000 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP



Devils Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
The pilot made his approach to top landing too far back and with insufficient airspeed the glider stalled through the wind gradient.

Fractures of both arms (humerus).
15.12.2000 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
P



Devils Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Axon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Paraglider pilot heard shouting during a soaring flight he turned to look behind at the moment that a hang gliders wing tip clipped the back of his harness. Both pilots landed safely.

None
05.11.2000 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP



Frinton,
UK

Wind Strength:
40-48 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Enterprise
Combat

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Broken clip supplied for examination. Glider negatively loaded during rigging - loud bang heard after launch - Pilot managed to land safely and discovered that the vb limiter strap has become detached due to a distorted clip.

None
01.10.2000 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP



Llantysellio,
UK

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
ADG
Tigra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Paraglider launched into very strong turbulent conditions and was immediately blown back over launch - he attempted to land but was dragged back over the hill.

Compression fracture of two vertebrae. sprained ankle
04.09.2000

Milk Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider No details.

Possible fr collarbone
21.07.1919 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
20 years
1000 hours
(200 hours)

Thurstaston Wirral Country Park,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2
Jogger running across the site not looking where she was going, ran over paraglider lines & almost tripped whist the equipment was being laid out for preflight inspection. No injuries.

Unhurt
00.00.0000

During initial deployment check of reserve parachute, prior to repacking, it was noticed that the webbing bridle was inserted through the deployment bag loop. When picking up the reserve, the bridle and lines did not release. Significantly more force than necessary was required to unlock this.

00.00.0000

During a kit inspection before SIV course, the potential for the reserve to deploy effectively raised a concern. The lines were stowed with a 2 stage mouth lock and the end of the bridle was used in the final stowage. When holding the reserve in the air by the bridle the whole weight of the reserve was easily supported.

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Last updated: 5 December 2023

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