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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 paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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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 2374 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
27.08.2005

Formal Report
Male

Rating:
P



Milk Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric colapse at low level and spiralled into hillside.

Fatal.
21.08.2005 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
AP



Long Mynd,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Trango 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot entered spin flying too slowly when thermalling and crashed into hillside.

Fr wrist
20.08.2005 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Novice



Catacol,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
2 students collided but flew on and landed safely. Minor damage to one of the gliders.

None
20.08.2005 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
P



Combe Gibbit,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Astral 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed in trees having encountered sink while trying to get back to ridge.

None
18.08.2005 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
P



Captain Cook,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attempted to slope land having failed to find thermal on light wind day. Pilot landed in bracken and struck foot on hidden boulder.

Fr heal, pelvis, sacrum
18.08.2005 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
P



Babadag,
Turkey

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zoom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric (on hill side) while close to top of hill. Recovered glider but could not avoid impact with hill.

Fr coccyx fr shoulder
16.08.2005 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Novice



Steyning Bowl,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Sunbeam

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tripped on landing.

None
07.08.2005 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
P



Tremaen,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed then took off again having waited for thermic cycle to come through. Unfortunately he did not pre-flight check and took off with twisted risers resulting in a spin and heavy impact.

Fr vertebra
07.08.2005 Female

Age:
40

Rating:
AP



The Lawley,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot used anchorman to assist in takeoff. Anchorman turned wrong way on launch and pilot went off with twist in risers causing glider to turn into hill.

Spr ankle
06.08.2005 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
P



Devils Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Pulsar

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot had mid-air while ridge soaring and had to deploy emergency parachute.

None
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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