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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
27.02.2019 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
37 years
1300 hours
(25 hours)

Parlick,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to slope land on lower slopes in strong wind conditions. Pilot was caught out by sinking air due to leeside from ground undulations and landed heavily downwind.

Unhurt
24.02.2019 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
7 years
12 hours
(1 hours)

Darley Moor,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Powered HG

Wing:
Avian
Fly

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
WASP,
SP MK IV
Pilot took off on powered hang glider but entered a slight turn when reaching across to mouth throttle to disengage the safety cut off. Glider remained in a gentle turn despite the efforts of the pilot who suspected the glider may have stalled. Pilot increased speed and decided to land immediately. Pilot was able to land with only minor damage to the glider.

Unhurt
23.02.2019 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
7 years
26 hours

Mere ( Rifle Range ),
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot turned into the hill while attempting to top land. Pilot assumed he would encounter lift as he had on the previous beat.

Minor Injuries
22.02.2019 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
19 years
100 hours
(7 hours)

Windy Knoll,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on final approach. Glider rotated and was blown back over larked cars. Pilot landed on cars but was uninjured.

Pilot:
Unhurt

Passenger:
Unhurt
22.02.2019 Male

Age:
22

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
6 years
2 hours
(1 hours)

Macher,
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stalled the glider while ridge soaring, lost control of the glider and impacted the side of the hill. Pilot sustained minor bruising and scratches on left arm, glider was unharmed.

Minor Injuries,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

21.02.2019 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
57 hours
(18 hours)

Curbar,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot collided with the hill while attempting to sort out possible control line tangle.

Seriously Injured,
Lumbar Spine

16.02.2019 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
30 years

Newhaven,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged height in weakening conditions and collided with a large rock on bottom landing.

Minor Injuries
15.02.2019 Male

Age:
19

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
10 years
90 hours
(5 hours)

Parlick South,
UK

Wind Strength:
20-25 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot kited glider up hill only to find it was very windy on top. Pilot attempted to collapse glider but control line became caught in parachute deployment handle and pulled parachute out of harness. Pilot eventually regained control and subsequently discovered flaps on harness to prevent line snags.

Unhurt
14.02.2019 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
5 years
4 hours
(4 hours)

High & Over,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot slipped on landing straining knee.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

07.02.2019 Male

Age:
61

Flying Experience:
5 years
1 hours

Nigels take off Morocco,
Morocco

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student tracked sideways after launching then turned in towards the hill despite being told to turn away by the instructor. Student landed cross-slope heavily.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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