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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
11.08.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
34 years
2800 hours
(90 hours)

Tow Scar,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Takoo 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Assistant stumbled forward onto his knee as tandem glider inflated.

Pilot:
Unhurt

Passenger:
Unhurt
09.08.2018 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
24 years
2000 hours
(60 hours)

Bradwell,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:,
Strong Turbulence,
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Triton 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was crossing a narrow valley and got into strong sink. Unable to turn due to trees, power lines and road, impacted on slope.

Minor Injuries,
Lumbar Spine

09.08.2018 Male



St Bees,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Little Cloud


Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot impacted slope while on downwind beat.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

07.08.2018 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
40 years
5000 hours
(100 hours)

Long Mynd,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Strong Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
RX3.5 pro

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off into extreme turbulence, possibly caused by a dust devil, and was turned down wind into the hill. Pilot was able to flare hard and prevent significant damage to himself and the glider.

Unhurt
05.08.2018 Male

Age:
39



High and Over school field,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student appeared to land well, into wind and with a good flare. However, he aggravated an old ankle injury.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

02.08.2018 Male

Age:
50



Swyre Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Day 2 student landed heavily on low hop flight due to erratic control inputs and insufficient flare.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

01.08.2018 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
12 years
200 hours
(20 hours)

Ringstead,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost balance and fell while turning to face glider.

Seriously Injured,
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

31.07.2018 Male



Ringstead,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
ICARO
Laminar

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed cross-wind and slightly banked. Heavy landing broke carbon fibre base bar.

Unhurt
30.07.2018 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
7 years
12 hours
(8 hours)

Annecy - Roche Rouge,
France

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermal soaring. The gliders became tangled and the other pilot deployed his parachute. The gliders then separated and the pilot was able to land his glider in the landing field. The other pilot landed in trees under his parachute.

Unhurt
26.07.2018 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
23 years
500 hours
(10 hours)

Cwmafan,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 9

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stalled glider on approach attempting to land in a small landing area. Pilot had take wraps in order to slow the glider.

Minor Injuries,
Lumbar Spine

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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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