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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 paraglider wings 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 2408 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
26.07.2005 Male



Pennines,
UK
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Unknown pilots intent on self training causing a pain in the Pennines. Not much can be done!

None
25.07.2005 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP



Bo Peep,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Response M

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring in thermic and turbulent conditions. Glider turned and spiraled into hill.

Fatal.
16.07.2005 Female

Age:
31

Rating:
CP



Combe Gibbet,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered 40% asymmetric collapse and failed to properly control glider resulting in a heavy impact.

Bruising, whiplash
16.07.2005 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Novice



Dungiven,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z-One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student caught out by gust on launch. Twisted ankle badly on controlling glider.

Fr ankle and fibula
16.07.2005 Male



Devils Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot 360d into the hill at high speed.

Fr leg
12.07.2005 Female

Age:
28

Rating:
Novice



Beddingham,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima 30

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student landed heavily having gone off line during low hop flight.

Fr fibula
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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