Hang Glider

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 2346 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
15.05.2003 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
P



Mount Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Presta

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

None
15.05.2003 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP



Mount Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xyon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

None
15.05.2003 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
AP



Lijar,
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Xxx

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Fracture 2x vertebrae, compressed 1 dics. hospital in spain (records have been kept by his doctor)
15.05.2003 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Novice



Mere,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
GRADIENT
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Broken wrist
10.05.2003 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP



Parlick,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Sierra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Back and facial
10.05.2003 Female

Age:
40

Rating:
CP



Barton Airfield,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Apollo

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
No details available

Severe bruising to the spinal area, whiplash injury
05.05.2003 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
AP



Caburn,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
GRADIENT


Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Disclocated shoulder r/h
04.05.2003 Male

Rating:
CP



Rushop,
UK

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Ignition

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

None
24.04.2003 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
P



Seaham,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Fr pelvis, concussion, black eye.
22.04.2003 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP



Shining Tor,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

None
Go to: Incident Reports (formal investigations)
Go to: Annual Incident Analysis Reports
Last updated: 29 November 2023

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