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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
04.04.2021 Male

Age:
74

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
43 years
1500 hours
(8 hours)

Long Mynd,
UK

Wind Strength:
25-30 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 3

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was making a top landing and took action to avoid collision with bystanders on the pilot's line of final approach, resulting in a dropped wingtip and subsequent heavy landing, which broke an upright.

Unhurt
04.04.2021 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
5 years
60 hours
(5 hours)

Ringsted,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot made a large control input on landing and induced a spin.

Pilot:
Unhurt

Passenger:
Unhurt
04.04.2021 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
13 years
800 hours
(15 hours)

Dunstable,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was aware when airborne that the wind had changed and chose an alternative landing area away from the hill. Upon landing, the wing settled over a tree.

Unhurt
03.04.2021 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
21 years
400 hours
(15 hours)

Fern,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Paradis

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot slope landed and then turned drop the glider on the ground, causing a twisting injury to the knee.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

01.04.2021 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
7 years
25 hours
(2 hours)

Ravenscar Cliffs (Unofficial),
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 6

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot activated the speed system by pressing on the plastic coated metal loop of the Independence branded speedbar. The loop detached from the speedbar on one side (at the point where it meets the bar), rendering the loop unusable to initiate the speed system.

Unhurt
31.03.2021 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
P



Crete Road, Folkestone,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was seen to make a sharp turn at the end of the ridge and lost control of their paraglider when they entered a spin. the pilot impacted the hillside and sustained injury.

Seriously Injured
31.03.2021 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
12 years
120 hours

Parlick,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot hit their hand on the ground as they applied the controls during a slope landing in light lift conditions.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

30.03.2021 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
6 years
80 hours
(8 hours)

High & Over,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 5

Launch Type:
Foot
No details available

Unhurt
30.03.2021 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
1800 hours

Milk Hill White Horse,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
King

Launch Type:
Foot
No details available

Unhurt
25.03.2021 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
9 years
41 hours
(8 hours)

Crete Road,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst in flight, the pilot was made aware that their emergency parachute deployment handle was hanging out of their harness. The pilot landed and re-fitted the handle which had become dislodged during a previous aborted take-off.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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