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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
08.10.2017 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
CP



DUNGIVEN WEST,
UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Unknown


Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
PAP I THINK
Pilot tripped on launch and cut nose on spectacles.

Minor Injuries
08.10.2017 Male

Age:
47

Flying Experience:
7 years

Ruddlers North,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Pioneer

Launch Type:
Foot
Student on phase 4 of EP training failed to flare on landing resulting in heavy impact.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

04.10.2017 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
8 years
1 hours
(1 hours)

Baba Dag,
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Reverse Launch, asymetric collapse, wing inflated, pilot hesitated, aborted late and tripped.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

03.10.2017 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
43 years
3000 hours
(75 hours)

St Agnes,
UK

Wind Strength:
35-40 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
Fun

Launch Type:
Foot
On landing glider entered dead air and despite having excess airspeed in preparation for expected wind shear resulted in wheeled landing. passenger now behind pilot in normal standup landing position knocked pilot on back of helmet with his own helmet on landing resulting in pilot knocking nose on basebar.

Pilot:
Minor Injuries
Head Injuries

Passenger:
Unhurt
02.10.2017 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
20 years
55 hours
(1 hours)

Le Chalvet,
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot overshot intended out-landing point in unexpected lift whilst landing into wind on slight downhill slope. Landed under unseen power lines, glider right-side A1 and A2 lines touched power lines.

Unhurt
30.09.2017 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
8 years
20 hours
(10 hours)

Olu deniz beach,
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent,
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by changing wind direction when on approach and collided with pedestrian.

Unhurt
23.09.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP

Flying Experience:
7 years
2 hours
(2 hours)

Beach head,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot collided with a pedestrian shortly after take-off.

Unhurt
23.09.2017 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
17 years

Coupe ecair,
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Under pressure to launch pilot took off without thorough pre-flight check. On launching pilot discovered knot in lines. Compensating with opposite brake resulted in a stall and spin into trees.

Minor Injuries
23.09.2017 Male

Age:
43

Flying Experience:
7 years

Muggery Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom
Student was walking backwards to build wall but stepped on uneven ground and sprained ankle.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

19.09.2017 Male



Bedlinog SW,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:,
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was on launch phase of flight. He started to run forward, the wing rose above his head at which point he applied too much brake causing the wing to pitch behind. He then released the brake causing the wing to pitch forward a collapse symmetrically. Student twisted ankle while running.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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