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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
11.04.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
50 hours
(5 hours)

Babadag,
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Triple Seven
Knight

Launch Type:
Foot
With all settings as per manual, glider response to SIV manoeuvres was well in excess of EN requirements for B rated glider. Symmetric and asymmetric collapses gave recovery characteristics of EN D.

Unhurt
09.04.2018 Male

Age:
60

Flying Experience:
6 years
3 hours
(2 hours)

Beklemeto STH,
Bulgaria

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
EPIC

Launch Type:
Foot
Glider pitched on landing approach and student failed to flare.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

29.03.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
7 years
87 hours
(25 hours)

Horden,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sup Air
Leaf

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was coastal soaring and on crossing a headland, encountered rotor turbulence forcing him down. Pilot assumed he was high enough to avoid the turbulence.

Unhurt
28.03.2018 Male

Age:
65

Flying Experience:
6 years

Rabou,
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not flare on low hop and landed faster than expected.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

26.03.2018 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
29 years
1500 hours
(80 hours)

Whitesheet,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Triple Seven
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Soon after takeoff glider suffered a full frontal collapse followed by an asymmetric collapse. Glider dived to recover but too low. Pilot struck slope on his back.

Minor Injuries
25.03.2018 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
7 years

Monksdown,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot deliberately stalled glider but was unable to control the recovery. The glider diver 135 degrees and pilot fell past. Pilot deployed parachute and landed moments after it had inflated.

Unhurt
21.03.2018 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
14 years
230 hours
(12 hours)

Dunstable,
UK

Wind Strength:
25-30 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew into an area with limited options hoping to find lift. Found none and landed in bush.

Unhurt
21.03.2018 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
27 years
1000 hours
(20 hours)

Sutton Meadows,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
On release at 2000' at the top of the aerotow the pilot's barrel release string wrapped around itself and knotted, causing itself, and hence the pilot, to remain connected from one side of the harness to the standard metal ring on the end of the tow line. Pilot was able to force a weak link break and landed safely.

Unhurt
21.03.2018 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
14 years
300 hours
(15 hours)

Devil's Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Carrera+

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made course correction when pilot in front turned sharper than he expected while ridge soaring in busy conditions. This corrected path resulted in a midair collision with another paraglider who was passing below. Both pilots landed safely.

Unhurt
20.03.2018 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
10 years
411 hours
(61 hours)

Llangollen,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Icon

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot experienced turbulence when returning to the ridge to top land. Glider suffered frontal collapse, which recovered but had turned the pilot towards the hill with little height. Glider then suffered another full collapse and the pilot crashed into pine forrest. Pilot was rescued by Mountain Rescue.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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